Festival of Speed - The Silver Jubilee
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) was the 25th anniversary of this annual celebration of cars and motorsport. First run in 1993 at the sprawling Goodwood estate in Chichester, West Sussex, this event has moved from strength to strength and has firmly established
The 2018 L'Etape Du Tour, stage 10 of the 105th edition of the Tour De France started in Annecy and ended nearly 170 kilometers away in Grand-Bornand. The 'race' started on the shores of the gobsmackingly beautiful lake Annecy and winded its way over some of the most beautiful and
The Event. The 2018 L'Etape Du Tour.
The 2018 L'Etape Du Tour, the 10th stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France will be ours (15,000 amateurs and enthusiasts) to ride on the 8th of July. It seemed like yesterday that I was struggling to get to the top of
The National Motor Museum.
1,620 Porsches. I repeat: one thousand, six hundred and twenty Porsches in one place. This easily smashed Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche event's previous record of 1,003 Porsches set last year. This yearly event is held in association with The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club and there were models from
769 miles (1,238 kilometers), 11 h 21 min via A26. These are the driving stats google returns when you type 'Calais-to-Nice'. And oh, that is one-way only. So the drive to Calais and back would cover 1,538 miles (2475.171 kilometers) and take 22 h 42 mins!
A few of my friends
Over the winter we hatched a plan for a cycling training camp to better prepare for some of the cyclo-sportive events we have entered this year. Our experiences in last year's Etape Du Tour made this an imperative. We chose Mallorca as the location for our training camp. This choice
The Sunday scramble started as just a 'cars and coffee' get together in 2014. Four years on, The Sunday Scramble is an event known nationally attracting enthusiasts from all over the UK and offers the opportunity to explore the former RAF Bicester base, the restored wartime buildings and businesses based
I do not normally write product reviews but I was compelled to write one after spending a weekend with a bona-fide superbike, the Bianchi Oltre Xr4. I am the proud owner of another legendary bike, the Colnago C60 but I now feel like a long-married man who has had a
The Cape Town Cycle Tour, an event whose recent history has been dogged by controversy, natural phenomena and plain bad luck. This year was no different as there had been a severe drought in the weeks and months leading up to the event in Cape Town which at one point
We visited the 2018 London Classic Car show at London Excel. The show is now in its fourth year and has become the must-attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. In short, it is a must-attend event for any self-respecting petrol head.
Happy new year. Lets look at some of the events and activities we have lined up for this year. It promises to be a most interesting year with at least one major cycling, motoring, Formula 1 and motorcycling event each month. We will be adding the dates of each
The title of this article should have been "A Ferrari on a Desert Mountain", it could also have been "A Mercedes on a Desert Mountain". In the end the title of this article was dictated by the car that was available for my recent trip to Abu Dhabi to watch
The 20th and final round of the 2017 Formula 1 season took place at the Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in the UAE. Lewis Hamilton won the World drivers title 3 rounds ago in Mexico and Mercedes had won the World Constructors title one round earlier so the
Fabian Cancellera. Spartacus.
Olympic Individual Time Trial Champion, 2008 and 2016.
World Champion, Individual Time Trial 2009.
Winner, Tour of Flanders 2010, 2013, 2014.
Apologies for the rather misleading headline. Lewis Hamilton was already an all-time F1 great in my view and winning a FOURTH Formula 1 World Drivers Championship only adds fresh cement to his rock solid position at the the top of the sports' history books. 1481
I spent Sunday morning having coffee and cakes at JZM Porsche in Kings Langley, (while chewing the fat with fellow enthusiasts) just off junction 20 of the M25. JZM are independent Porsche specialists and there were quite a few stunning examples of the marque on display.
1,200 miles across FOUR countries in 72 hours.
England-France- Holland-Belgium-Holland-Belgium-France-England. Phew! That was some drive! And it all started for me at midnight, Thursday the 24th of August when I ran out of fuel on Hangar Lane...
Last Sunday (the 20th of August), I joined Porsche Club GB for their annual breakfast meeting and Social Sunday Open Day. This started at the historic and idyllic Prescott Hill near Gothering. Porsche Club members and their guests would meet here between 9 and 12 and then join a drive through some
Where was I? Ahhh I was fighting to get to the top of the first mountain, the Category 1 climb, the Col De Vars (See previous article). This monster comes after 130km in the legs and you sure feel it. The heat and the sheer effort used to get to this point
I've been struggling for days now to properly articulate my thoughts, emotions and impressions of my recent 'beyond epic' cycling adventure. I have just returned from France where my 'buddies' and I took part in the recent L'Etape Du Tour. The L'Etape is the one of the toughest cycle-sportive events