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About Guy Danaway

Guy Danaway and his family live on the outskirts of Rugby. He is chairman of a small engineering company and has been a keen club cyclist for many years. He has edited Cycling Weekly since 1984 and is a regular contributor to the media on cycling issues. More Posts

Barbie: a sort of a movie review

In keeping with the traditions of this great organ – one of which is that any contributor can write upon any subject – I feel it incumbent upon me to begin today’s offering with the twin admissions that personally I am neither the Rust’s film correspondent, a title which rightly [...]

August 10, 2023 // 0 Comments

You couldn’t make it up (Series 11, Episode 4)

The other day I met up for a pub lunch with an old pal [hereafter referred to as “A” in order to protect both the innocent and guilty] – well, to be brutally direct about it, actually a friend of an old pal – whom I used to know quite well but haven’t seen for about four years. In the [...]

February 22, 2023 // 0 Comments

Thoughts on the Tour de France

This was the triumph of the team over the individual. Tadej Pogacar simply did not have the back up to beat the superb Jonas Vaugigaard but the Dane’s Sigma team notably Wout van Aert supported him admirably. The tour began in Copenhagen  so it was appropriate that a Dane wore the yellow [...]

July 25, 2022 // 0 Comments

Le Tour

Yesterday I watched an enthralling 5th stage of the Tour de France which followed the route more or less of the great classic Paris-Roubaix. Much of the terrain is cobbled narrow tracks which in the one day classic leads to a exacting race as the cobbled stones shake up the riders and in the rain [...]

July 7, 2022 // 0 Comments

Jubilee reflections

Although over the weekend Chez Nous was somewhat dominated by weather considerations – we had two what would normally be regarded as serious “yellow triangle” Thunderstorm Warnings that in the event failed to materialise – by choice I still took the opportunity to dip in and out of the [...]

June 6, 2022 // 0 Comments

To know or not to know, that is the question

By chance earlier this week, whilst flitting around the newspaper websites, I came across a piece published in the Daily Mail that about a five-minute diagnostic test developed by a Cambridge University spin-off company Cognetivity Neurosciences – designed to predict someone’s chances of [...]

October 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

Goodwood Revival 2021

Yesterday I was invited to Goodwood Revival, a celebration of classic car motor racing on the Goodwood circuit. The event is a  sell-out as it attracts a global audience, most of whom are in 1930s and 40s dress. Military uniform and overalls are most popular with the men, pleated dresses and [...]

September 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

In praise of Mark Cavendish

With all the hoopla of the Euros and Wimbledon Mark Cavendish’s win yesterday has rather slipped under the radar. The Manxman is now within one of Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage wins and he still has four more sprints to come including the finale at Paris. This is all the more praiseworthy as [...]

July 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

Le Tour – so far

I watched Friday and Saturday’s stages in the company of a cycling aficionado and 2 wine experts – a  fruitful combination. Normally the first week of the Tour can be dull as the riders traverse the flatland of northern France before hitting the more demanding mountain stages. This week [...]

July 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

Le Tour de France

I felt a whole range of emotion at the first day of the Tour. With so many sporting events ruined, would the Tour be? In fact it was only postponed from late June. Notwithstanding that Nice is in the danger zone for Covid and the Tour being a non-stadium event so impossible to impose social [...]

August 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

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