Monthly Archives: March 2014

Danube Days

I am not normally one for social media. I do not have a Face Book page and am most unlikely ever to get one. Nor am I to be found on Twitter or Instagram, but late last year on a whim – and prompted by an invitation from an archaeologist with whom I have worked…

Rapha – City Riding Collection

I see Rapha has released their new ‘City Collection’. An e-mail notifying me of this momentous occasion lobbed into my in-basket this afternoon and as someone who has purchased a fair share of their gear in the past – although not so much in recent years – I clicked on the link to peruse the…

Armstrong – The Scourge of Drug Cheats

Even as the balmy breezes of spring waft over the daffodils along the roadside, a cold chill must be running up the spines of the drug cheats in the peloton (and elsewhere in elite sports) with the news today that a clever new drug test has just been devised. Cheap, easy to run and not…

Light at the End of a Stressful Tunnel

At long last I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel – and I don’t believe, this time, that it is a train coming the other way. For the past few weeks I have been bogged down writing stories on a bewildering array of topics: the history of the Ottoman Empire, the…

Rays of Sunshine

A fine warm spring day here in Sussex, with the promise of more to come in the next week, and so I opened up the locked concrete shed where my bicycles have been housed this past winter to air the place out and give the bicycles a quick once over ahead of what I hope…