Sunday, May 15, 2011

Short distances and few climbs in chasing legends

Welcome to the first blog post of CycleSpokes. You may be wondering what is the point of this blog in the midst of so many other cycling blogs around. Take some time to read around and i'm sure this will grow with the cycling community. Similar to how you would train for a big ride, start with small distances and few challenging hill climbs; this blog will grow with small updates over time until we're dropping cattle on Tourmalet.

First off, starting with something that's current and relevant is always a bright idea. For those of you in the UK, BBC has a tv program called "British Dreams" following a few 2012 Olympic hopefuls. Episode 3 aired Saturday 14th May including a short interview with the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish from HTC Highroad. For those just wanting to hear from Cavendish, skip 00:21:20 into the video 

Screengrab from Ep3 British Dreams. Copyright BBC

If you are into cycling, twitter is a great tool to follow many PRO cyclists. Another figure to follow is super commentator Phil Liggett. I was lucky enough to be in England when Phil was showing "Chasing Legends", the film revolving around star sprinter Mark Cavendish during the 2009 Tour de France.

Without ruining too much of the plot, the movie centres around all the characters in the HTC Columbia (now HTC Highroad) team supporting Mark. You can find the trailer and purchase the DVD here.

The film was shown at The Woodman in Wildhill, North London. First impressions of the place is that its very much a local pub where everyone knows each other. Not being a local, everyone had welcomed me with kind generosity. Looking for a great pub, talk to Graham at The Woodman

Wild hill is located in Hertfordshire, also worth visiting is nearby Hatfield House. HH's claim to fame was the residence of Queen Elizabeth I before she became queen. It has also been used for filming of Saving Private Ryan, Tomb Raider and Antiques Roadshow.

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