In the past year I have guided you on how to behave in the pub and at your Christmas party. I’ve taught you how to avoid embarassing faux pas on public transport and how to become a mildly less annoying cyclist. I’ve given valuable advice on how to make the perfect Full English and even let … More What does the future hold?
‘Punctured bicycle on a hillside desolate’ sang Morrissey in 1983. Little did he know that little over thirty years later abandoned bicycles would be the identifier of one of the biggest trends in cycling. The cyclist who thinks ‘Sod this, I’m getting a taxi.’ The Reluctant Cyclist. The Reluctant Cyclist takes many forms. The friend … More The Smiths, profanity and The Reluctant Cyclist
In part two of my cycling blog we’re going to look at a cyclist that we are all familiar with. A cyclist that most of you would expect me to write about in one of my blogs and the one a lot of you identify with most even if you don’t want to admit it. … More The Fanatic. (Part two of my guide to cycling.)
You may think that me not riding a bike would preclude me from penning a guide on how to be cyclist but you would be wrong. Having no knowledge on a subject does not stop me from being an expert and as an impartial observer I will provide you with everything you need to know. … More The Trainee Unicyclist. Part one of my guide to cycling.
It’s been a few days since I last did an Olympics blog. Here’s my guide to the sports you may have watched and not had the faintest idea what was happening. Trampolining Trampolining is the one sport we all watch and think ‘I could do that.’ Anyone who bounced on their bed as a child … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part seven)
On the day that the proper football starts again in the Premier League, it appears that the proper sports are starting in the Olympics. Running and jumping and stuff rather than the novelty events that have been added to attract people who don’t like sports. I’ll get to the proper sports in a bit but … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part six)
Following on from yesterday’s successful guide to Judo, Beach Volleyball and Rugby Sevens, here are today’s essential guide to three sports you previously didn’t care about. Equestrian Dressage Invented in France in 1832 by Jacques Saddle, Equestrian Dressage was originally known as Cheval de Ponce. Dressage came to being due to a slight communication issue … More A simpleton’s guide to the Olympics (Part two)
As an occasional treat I’m going to let you know what I’ve been watching recently and more importantly, what I’m not watching. When I first saw the trailer for Sicario it ticked all the boxes, Mexican drug cartels, FBI, the hint of a decent plot rather than merely an action movie and the presence of … More Secret agents, secret CIA plots and my secret love of cycling.