Tim

Tim Bladon lives in Nottingham. He strongly suspects his chances of a solo victory in Il Lombardia are starting to fade and so seeks to distract people from this fact by writing about cycling instead. Tim has his own blog, Ciclissimo!

  1. Aviva Tour of Britain - Un Jour Sans for Charles Planet and words from the D.S.

    Aviva Tour of Britain - Un Jour Sans for Charles Planet and words from the D.S.
    After the good legs of yesterday, Charles found himself enduring every racer's nightmare- Un Jour Sans; A day without; But it's not all doom & gloom in the camp as Team Novo Nordisk recorded their best result yet at the Aviva Tour of Britain with a top 10 from Spaniard Javier Mejias. We caught up with Charles briefly before he...
  2. Inside The Aviva Tour Of Britain With Team Novo Nordisk’s Charles Planet

    Inside The Aviva Tour Of Britain With Team Novo Nordisk’s Charles Planet
    Atlanta based Pro-continental squad Team Novo Nordisk have been animating races throughout the season with their typically aggressive racing and have set their sights firmly on more of the same during the squad’s second outing at the Aviva Tour of Britain. Team Novo Nordisk boasts a roster consisting entirely of racers competing at the highest level whilst living with diabetes...
  3. Unfinished Business: Inside The Aviva Tour Of Britain With Team Novo Nordisk Puncheur Charles Planet

    Unfinished Business: Inside The Aviva Tour Of Britain With Team Novo Nordisk Puncheur Charles Planet
    Atlanta based Pro-continental squad Team Novo Nordisk have been animating races throughout the season with their typically aggressive racing, and their sights are set firmly on more of the same during the squad’s second outing at the Aviva Tour of Britain. Team Novo Nordisk boasts a roster consisting entirely of racers competing at the highest level whilst living with diabetes...
  4. Hour-Man Matthias Brändle and the Guiding Hand of Christian Pauger

    Hour-Man Matthias Brändle and the Guiding Hand of Christian Pauger
    IAM Cycling's Matthias Brändle shot onto the front pages of the cycling press at a speed of 51.85 Km/H on October 30th 2014 when he loosed off the first round in the post-Jens Voigt Hour Record war. Although not a household name in the UK up until that point, the watchful were more than aware of the firepower Matthias possessed after...
  5. A true northern roadman - An interview with Graham Briggs

    A true northern roadman - An interview with Graham Briggs
    The somewhat nasal South Yorkshire accent on the end of the line is warm, lilting even, belying the rugged and weathered looks of its owner. Graham Briggs typifies the gritty, hard northern roadman lineage concentrated in and around the Sheffield catchment area, whose story is one of the school of hard knocks on the formidable ‘Donny Chaingangs’ and Dave Rayner...
  6. Lucchese Days - Cycling in Lucca, Italy

    Lucchese Days - Cycling in Lucca, Italy
    Nestled between Pisa and Florence, Lucca is a gem hidden amidst the glare created by the Leaning Tower to the west and the treasure laden Renaissance City to the east. The gateway to the mountainous Serchio Valley, Lucca can be viewed, along with Bergamo in Lombardy to the North, as one of the first cities of Italian cycling. The beating pulse...
  7. The Cappuccino King

    The Cappuccino King
    Bar Galligani-Il Re Del Cappuccino. The Cappuccino King. The tales were always out there about this mecca of mid-ride refreshment if the ears were attuned. In fleeting conversations with those who live and ride in the area, a lucky visitor introduced by someone in the know, or online, hidden amidst the din of social media to be picked up and...

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