Before anyone gets worried, I should probably say that I am not currently being held in my house against my will.
Rather I wish to rant (yes, rant) about the feeling you get, as a cyclist, when you’re all set to ride, you’re suited and booted, your leg is cocked and then… you realise that you’ve not got [your phone / your emergency funds / your Kendal (bloody) Mint Cake – delete as applicable].
Despite being a keen follower of pro-cycling, I try not to mention it too much on this blog. The Grimpeur Heureux is for recreational road cyclists that want to put their rump on the saddle, not the sofa. Other blogs cover the pro-cycling scene in far more depth (and far more coherently) than I ever could.
But with less than 48 hours to this year’s grand depart, it seems remiss not to at least mention the Tour de France.
Rather than talk about the route, the riders and the hotly-anticipated Promenade des Anglais*, I thought I would summarise the ‘resources’** I use to maximise my enjoyment of the event, some of which you might find interesting.
* Note 1: This is a very sophisticated, multi-level bon mot that I have stolen unashamedly from inrng.com.
** Note 2: ‘Resources’ being websites and twitter feeds, rather than le dopage.
Cycling is a many varied and wonderful thing. Today’s post aims to introduce you to some of the great bike-related blogs and websites that I peruse on a regular basis.
I know. Some of you read my cycling blog because you know me and you want to find out what I’m up to. You may only have a passing interest in cycling or perhaps no interest at all. This post is for you as well.
Maybe you are more interested in design or photography or beautiful clothing. If you are, then take a look below.