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The 2018 L’Etape Du Tour

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 2018 L’Etape Du Tour – A Preview

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

Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche – A Pictorial

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

To The Monaco Grand Prix

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! Easy. A few of my friends

Mallorca 2018

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 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour

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

The London Classic Car Show

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. 2067

The Year Ahead

Hi folks, 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

A Porsche on a Desert Mountain

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 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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


Lewis Hamilton Joins The F1 Greats

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

Coffee Morning at JZM Porsche

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. 1372

Breakfast with Porsche Club GB

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

The 2017 L’Etape Du Tour – Part 2

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

The 2017 L’Etape Du Tour – Part 1

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