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Never Strays Far

THE ROAD BOOK #25: The Dauphiné – “Mountain Squash”

  Ned’s back in London. David’s still stuck in Spain. From tomorrow their voices will meet in France, as they resume commentary roles for the Dauphiné. This pod contains proper...

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Never Strays Far

THE ROAD BOOK #24: 2020 Milano Sanremo Report

  Ned Boulting is in Sanremo. He takes us inside the pre-race buzz and transfers us to the finish line frenzy – he is our guide, and you’d have to...

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Never Strays Far

THE ROAD BOOK #23: From Siena to SanRemo and beyond. Ned and David post-lockdown re-boot racing

  Ned’s passion for racing remains undiminished, his constant surprise at the mediocrity of a bike racing hotel is surprising. Meanwhile David sits at his desk somewhere near Girona. The...

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To Fabio – Ned Boulting

I write this as I sit and wait for a pizza to be brought to my table. I am in a suburb of Turin, where I have just finished commentating...

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Never Strays Far

THE ROAD BOOK #22: From Siena With Love. Cycling restarts.

Ned’s broken free and finds himself in Italy. David’s been watching the telly. And finally we get to talk about racing again: Van Vleuten, Van Aert, Remco, Froome. All that...

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Burnt Siena – Ned Boulting

  After four long months in which, like so many of us, I have scarcely left the house, or at least the streets immediately surrounding it, I have just flown...

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The Not So Dark Arts Of Commentary – Ned Boulting

  I’m occasionally puzzled by the amount of interest expressed in the mechanics of TV commentary on road racing. To me, it’s just my day job; one that I have...

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Audiobook Giveaway- Ned Boulting’s Vélosaurus

Missing Le Tour? Sign up to The Road Book Society Below to receive your free audiobook! The language of cycling is vibrant, sophisticated, often impenetrable and extremely French. Find yourself confused,...

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‘Just a Cycling Minute’ in aid of NSPCC

 Donate Just £1 for ‘Just a Cycling Minute’ CLICK THE VIRGIN MONEY LINK BELOW NOW 4 donations of £1 can help a trained volunteer counsellor to answer a child’s...

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Dr Marlon Moncrieffe: British Cycling’s Deep Breath

  #BlackBritishLivesMatterinCycling BY DR MARLON MONCRIEFFE George Floyd’s cry of “I can’t breathe” in the midst of his suffocation and subsequent murder by a white policeman is symbolic of rupture...

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Ned Boulting: 7 Reasons your dad will love to receive The Road Book for Father’s Day

Photographs: Offside/L’Equipe (Rouleur)   Fathers Day was never a thing in my house, when I was a kid, which is a good job, because it would have been just another...

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Remembering Monseré- Ned Boulting

  If you are a regular reader of Cycling Plus, you may have noticed that last month I wrote a dismissive column about e-Racing. This month I accepted a job...

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