Friday Feature: David Harmon interview (part 1)

Cycling fans everywhere were dealt a blow this week when they learned via Twitter that the voice of cycling, David Harmon, from the home of cycling, Eurosport, would be taking an extended break. Following my exclusive, lengthy chat with him last weekend in the warm Niçois sunshine, he shares his thoughts on a wide range of cycling-related topics, in this first of a two-part interview, with more on why and what he’s going to be doing while he’s ‘on a break’ to follow in the second instalment later today. Continue reading

Friday Feature: Interview with ex-professional Emma Davies

I first met former GB track and road professional Emma back in 2010 when she was running a training camp for Hot-Chillee, the organisers of London-Paris, from Stephen Roche’s former hotel on the Cote d’Azur. During that camp she fortuitously met triathlete Claire Scrutton (now Blackie) and the two put in motion Cycle Cote d’Azur which, as it enters its third year of operation, I’m pleased to report is going from strength to strength. Finally, we’ve found time in our equally busy schedules to enjoy a coffee and one of my delicious muffins – recipe to follow later in The Musette – and discuss Emma’s distinguished career (sadly cut short by injury), the state of women’s cycling and her current interests. Continue reading