Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2018 – Closing the Book

Last week I wrote a fast, fairly emotional piece about Liege-Bastogne-Liege. A little more considered review is below.  It’s time to close the book on this year’s challenge. Just the one this year. The hard kilometres of preparation were done in the first three months of the year, getting used to the new bike and putting […]

Falling Sideways

You effectively spend the last year, mentally, building up to a ride. And one particular part it. The Cote de la Redoute… Oh, the name! So mythical! The core of Liege-Bastogne-Liege! And you fall off. Or, more pathetically, you fall sideways. You do everything right the whole day until that point. But then. Heat, tiredness. […]


The Kinks once wrote ‘So Tired of Waiting’. Whilst they were talking about a relationship and not a cycling event, right now it feels appropriate. Less than a week before Liege-Bastogne-Liege. A rest week. Not too many kilometres, keep rested. Pack. Do some last minute checks on the bike. Rest some more. That’s the point […]

Liege-Bastogne-Liege – Something Special….

So it’s nearly time. All the training, all the preparation. It all comes to a head on Saturday 21st April in Belgium. A quiet week beforehand, no more big rides. Just a couple of low tempo, easy outings. Stretch the legs a little. Just the one target this year, not like last year. And one […]

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