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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

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

Taking things in the round

As usual I spent a large proportion of yesterday listening to the BBC’s Radio Five Live in a variety of fashions. The most enlightening of these for me personally, being an oldie, was the moment that, when out in mid-afternoon on my “one per day” permitted exercise outing, complete with my [...]

March 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

Once more unto the breach (again)

Earlier this week I attended a speed awareness course for (I suspect) the main reason that anyone opts to do so – in order to avoid a fine and three points on my licence after being ‘nabbed’ exceeding the speed limit on whatever type of road I was driving on at the time somewhere in the East [...]

January 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

Le Tour/ final mountain stage

It’s been the most unpredictable and engaging of Tours and yesterday followed this. I switched on early for the category 1 climb of Roselend only to be informed because of hailstorms the race was to be abandoned for the second stage running. It’s a difficult decision for the race organisers who [...]

July 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Tour de France /stage 13

One of the joys of sport is its unpredictability. That is why I’m cynical of those who try to reduce performance and strategy to statistical analysis. We wake up each morning and sometimes feel energised and optimistic, other times not. Our cat Tiddles can also sleep all day or be skittish and [...]

July 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Positive action doesn’t always match reality

[I am putting on my tin hat as I begin this post …] From time to time on this organ our contributors pass comment upon the domination of the media by ‘right-on’ PC-driven campaigners, in ‘equality for all’ mode, demanding greater representation in all areas of UK life [...]

May 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Shurely shome mistkae …?

The Lawd knows that I shouldn’t be one to gloat: this is a classic case of ‘pot calling the kettle black’ because I’m the worst proof-reader I know. I don’t even call myself a wordsmith but the fact is that I’ve been a fan of scribbling, typing and tapping stuff [...]

April 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

In praise of simple things

Yesterday – bar one occasion when I was going to a social engagement that I felt necessitated a certain freshness and deliberately jumped in and endured a freezing cold one – I had my first ‘normal’ shower in my own home in exactly a month. It was an invigorating, luxurious, sensuous, [...]

February 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

How things used to be

Spotted overnight upon the website of the Daily Mail, this piece by Darren Boyle introduces a remarkable set of vintage photographs of the London Underground – taken between the 19th Century and the 1980s – which Rusters may be interested in viewing: see here – DAILY [...]

January 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

When it comes to this

Spending time recently with my aged father has prompted a range of emotions and observations. Clearly, as anyone goes beyond the age of ninety, those close to him or her appreciate that things – and they – are not how they once were and therefore in one sense you are dealing with a whole new [...]

September 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

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