Glory for emotional Wiggins

Glory for emotional Wiggins

This is the moment Bradley Wiggins crossed the line on Satudays time trial, knowing he was in touching distance of winning the Tour de France.

Wiggins will become a true sporting legend when the tour concludes in Paris. This victorious fist pump is one that will live long in the memory of British fans. A true release of emotion and realisation of his remarkable achievement.

Wiggins was humbled in his post race press conference,acknowledging the British support as well as the hard work and sacrifices he’s made over the years. For Wiggins his dream has become a reality, and he will shine in yellow at the top of the podium in Paris on Sunday

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Bubba watson

Bubba watson

Bubba Watson is quickly becoming one of favourite golfers. A great swing and brilliant touch. Really enjoying watching him at The Open.

I’m preparing a post on the Open for later today, so check back tonight.

Howler – ‘This Ones Different’

http://youtu.be/2bWBdBMffoU

An American band signed to the iconic indie label Rough Trade, Howler are every bit the a gritty rock and roll band. With most of the industry still buzzing around the Vaccines, this band have almost falling on deaf ears despite full backing from NME. But his works to Howlers advantage as they’re music is yet to be spoilt by Nike blazer wearing 14 year olds with they’re baseball caps.

This song is the stand out from they’re debut album ‘America Give Up’. Short snappy guitars with plenty of attitude, you can tell the band have real talent. Music isn’t about industry and radio hype, enjoy this band while they’re still unspoilt!

Voeckler to become King of the Mountains

Voeckler to become King of the Mountains

Thomas Voeckler has all but secured the polka dot jersey as the king of the mountains. After two stage wins this year, one in the Alps and one in the Pyrenees, he has an unassailable lead in the King of the Mountains classification

Wiggins leads the tour for record 11th stage

Wiggins leads the tour for record 11th stage

Wiggins pictured heading the pack at the start of the 17th stage on Thursday.

Tour de France : Wiggins reigns supreme through the Pyrenees

    After coming through the Pyrenees mountains unscathed, Bradley Wiggins is just 3 stages away from becoming the first British cyclist to ever win the Tour de France. After today’s 17th stage,… Continue reading

Paul Smith : Cycling range

Paul Smith : Cycling range

Paul Smith has taken his love for cycling into a Tour de France inspired print used on a range of baggage items including this laptop case, a wallet and holdall.

Paul Smith bike tie

Paul Smith bike tie

Designer Paul Smith is an avid cycling fan, and before opening his first clothing boutique he had personal aspirations to be a pro cyclist.

This tie is perfect for the cycling fan, especially during tour de France season!

the xx – Angels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nW5AF0m9Zw

The long awaited return of The xx is finally here. Yesterday the band posted this new single on their website and revealed that new album ‘Coexist’ will surface in September.

The track carries on from where their self-titled debut album finished, encompassing everything we love about The xx. Slow, simplistic guitars, hushed intimate vocals, and an atmospheric underlay which, on this occasion, is channelled through a fluent bass line and rolling drums.

It’s like they’ve never been away.

Daughter – Youth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuC2sc-1CMU

Anyone who has seen this years Tour de France TV advert on ITV4 will have heard this track playing over a cycling montage. The track comes from female artist Daughter and is taken from her Wild Youth EP

Signed to the Communion label that boasts Ben Howard and Michael Kiwanuka as its recent success stories, Daughter creates simple guitar lead songs with emotional depth and surging, climactic momentum.

Tour de France : Puncture chaos in the Pyrenees

The 14th stage of the Tour de France will be remembered for one act of sabotage by a mindless spectator who threw tacks onto the road. As the peloton reached the summit of… Continue reading

The Shutes – Echo of Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2MZRg1a6rA

I’m in danger of this blog becoming solely for cycling, and as good as that may be, it wasn’t my initial intention!

So here’s a song.

You may or may not have heard this song buzzing around in the last couple of months. It’s the lead track from The Shutes latest EP (also titled ‘Echo of Love’). There’s plenty of tracks on youtube if you want to delve deeper, but for a band still yet to release their debut album, this song hints that the Isle of Wight group are really finding their way.