A photograph of the Desert Dog and One John ready to fight for the ultimate prize

desert dogThe Desert Dog is one serious looking dude, i will not take him on over the 10m TT, he could give Lance a good whipping.

Is this the bike of the 2009 Tour De France Winner?

lances machine

For a Scottish World Record Holder Mr Mark Beaumont a picture of the Scottish Cycling Mug Design

Kim West Mug finishedWell done Mark, a real ambasador for Scotland.

News of the Snowflake Boy “Tom Boonen”

Nanterre court to settle affair four days before Tour start

Tom Boonen will be at the national championships in Aywaille, Belgium, this weekend without knowing whether he will participate in the Tour de France starting one week later. A court case’s verdict between team Quick Step and Tour organiser Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) is expected 15:00 Tuesday.

The court in Nanterre, France, is hearing the case.

Tour organisers asked Boonen to stay home after he tested positive for cocaine a third time. Officials tested him out of competition on April 27.

Team Quick Step bases Boonen’s defence around the fact that out of competition cocaine use an offense resulting in a disciplinary procedure. The team said that organiser ASO would have allowed him to race, but former French Secretary for Sports, Bernard Laporte, pushed ASO to exclude Boonen.

ASO argued that the Nanterre court is not competent to judge the affair. It said it should French Olympic Committee court (CNOSF) according to a contract between the organiser and the teams.

ASO’s lawyer Jacques Nataf said there would be damage to the Tour’s image should Boonen participate.

“This is not a doping affair,” said Nataf in court Thursday. “But when Tom Boonen, who is a very famous champion, wins a sprint in the Tour de France … the whole world sees it.”

Boonen, 28, won the Paris-Roubaix for a third time this year and has six career stage wins at the Tour.

Race across America

raam1raam2www.raceacrossamerica.org/velocast

As mentioned by Scott and John from the Velocast, If you like the Two Johns Podcast you will enjoy the boys from Pebbles 25 miles away from Hawick , where Fun Run Robbie comes from.

Fancy a Cycling Adventure why not try Iran

iranpackistanUJZCCA9BY8TYCAB10946CAPM3R0UCA6GFQTNCAN1XT5DCAOD12S1CALITFUQCAJV2IG9CASZTOFKCAE48H9TCASJ295CCA9T214JCA1618W4CAPT85L8CARYZL9ICAQ0B9IOCALOFHNKCA2SGGTUCA4SW0VU Have a nice day

Fun Run Robbie’s Running Times

lauren1lanceaaalanceaaAs discussed on the latest 2 Johns Pod Cast , FRR wants to put the record strait about marathon times. Lance Armstrong has run 3 his fastest being the 2007 New York Marathon in 2h46min43sec , Laurent Jalabert ran in the 2005 New York race and ran 2h 55min 39 sec. FRR ran in the 1982 London Marathon and ran 2h 58 min 42 sec, however a half marathon time of 1h 12 min 30 sec and a 10 K  at 32min20 sec is my PB.

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The Guardian has a new cycling podcast from the 24/6/09

the guardian The UK’S leading newspaper has a new cycling podcast from the 24/6, it includes cycling holidays in Scotland and an interview with Sir Chris Hoy FRR

New Colours for the Verulam Cycling Club, which one do you like?

Kit A. This is the kit as worn at the moment. You can vote to maintain it.

kit A
Kit B. A significant number of members do not like the vibrant yellow and blue of the current kit. This new version is 100% blue and yellow, but a different, more subtle blue and yellow and a different more contemporary design.

kit B
Kit C. We have introduced other neutral colours (white, black, grey) to break up the dominance of the blue and yellow, whilst maintaining visibilty and the club colours. The St Albans cross is hinted at but doesn’t dominate.

kit C
Kit D. Same as C but we have broken away from the St Albans identity colours to create a vibrant multicolour kit. The mould breaker?

kit d

Fun Run Robbie’s pick is no A
 
New proposed kits for the Verulam Cycling Club of St Albans, I still like number 1 the current kit

skyride your City

On Your Bike: Cyclists To Take Over UK Cities

5:04pm UK, Wednesday June 17, 2009

Supermodel Elle Macpherson and television presenter Gethin Jones have joined forces with Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton to urge Britons to “get on their bikes”.

 

Elle McPhearson and Victoria PendletonSkyride events will take place in four UK cities

 

This summer Skyride, a joint campaign by Sky and British Cycling, will hold mass riding events in four UK cities aimed at rousing a push-bike revival.

Main roads will close to traffic across London, Leicester, Manchester and Glasgow allowing thousands of people to take to the streets on their bikes.

Ms Macpherson, who lives in London’s Notting Hill, said: “There’s going to be this huge community, this surge of people riding their bikes and hopefully rediscovering a very simple pleasure.”

She added: “You don’t have to be an Olympic champion to cycle. Get out there and enjoy the environment.”

Research conducted by YouGov revealed that although 38% of the UK’s adult population own a bike, over half have not used it so far this year.

This means that there are currently 7.4 million bikes in the UK that are not being used – a figure that Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton hopes to change.

 

Elle McPhearson and Victoria PendletonRediscover the joy of cycling

 

The 28-year-old champion said: “It’s a great opportunity for people who have got a bike at home but haven’t really had the motivation to get out there and use it.

“The great thing about cycling is you don’t have to be a particular size or age to do it.”

Television presenter Gethin Jones will be cycling over 500 miles to promote the campaign.

The 31-year-old from Cardiff said: “I can’t wait for the challenge. I’m having to go further than I’ve ever been before on a bike.”

The Skyride events are taking place in Manchester on Sunday August 2, Glasgow on Sunday August 23, Leicester on Sunday August 30 and London on Sunday September 20.