Steve Thomas



Furka Pass: Shaken not stirred

17 December 2014 | 13:00 - By Steve Thomas

“Bond, James Bond,” Sean Connery uttered in the way only he could to the disgruntled Honor Blackman as she inspected her shredded tyres by the roadside of the Furka Pass.

Movie famous....The Furka Pass in all its splendour (Steve Thomas)

Movie famous....The Furka Pass in all its splendour (Steve Thomas)

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Bamboozled by the bamboo bike

21 November 2014 | 14:00 - By Steve Thomas

A few years ago I was out for a ride in a remote region of Northern Thailand when I had a flat tyre. As I fumbled with the mini pump an American guy, Phil Webb, rode up on, to my surprise, a bamboo bike.

Bike of the future  (Steve Thomas)

Bike of the future (Steve Thomas)

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Fall of the Wall brings Eastern promise

19 November 2014 | 14:00 - By Steve Thomas

Twenty-five years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, is the sun rising again in the east?

German renaissance...Andre Greipel and Marcel Kittel go head-to-head (AAP Images)

German renaissance...Andre Greipel and Marcel Kittel go head-to-head (AAP Images)

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Sportives and dopers

09 November 2014 | 8:00 - By Steve Thomas

Just two weeks ago there was a wrangle over allowing Lance Armstrong to take part in the Gran Fondo Hincapie, a “non-competitive” mass participation event organised by another self-confessed former doper.

Grand Fondo's can be as competitive as any organised race (Steve Thomas)

Grand Fondo's can be as competitive as any organised race (Steve Thomas)

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Wheels 4 Life

28 October 2014 | 9:00 - By Steve Thomas

Mountain bike legend Hans Rey has found a new way to share his passion for cycling through his charity Wheels 4 Life.

Bikes create opportunities  (Wheels 4 Life)

Bikes create opportunities (Wheels 4 Life)

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Disc jockeys: the road bike revolution

16 October 2014 | 6:00 - By Steve Thomas

With disc brakes looking set to become standard issue on road bikes we chat with Hope Technology to get the low-down on what, why and when the revolution will happen.

Rob Jebb using the Hope Adaptor for disc brakes (Images Steve Thomas)

Rob Jebb using the Hope Adaptor for disc brakes (Images Steve Thomas)

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Scaling new heights with Danny MacAskill

14 October 2014 | 12:00 - By Steve Thomas

Unless you’ve been hiding beneath a huge ice bucket for the past few weeks, you could hardly have failed to see the new Danny McAskill film – The Ridge - where the great Scott tackles the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands.

On top of the world...Danny MacAskill scaled new heights on his bike

On top of the world...Danny MacAskill scaled new heights on his bike

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Yellow fever not fading in Yorkshire

08 October 2014 | 12:00 - By Steve Thomas

Three months on from the Tour de France and Yorkshire is still feverish over cycling.

Souvenirs of the Tour de France remain in Yorkshire  (Images Steve Thomas)

Souvenirs of the Tour de France remain in Yorkshire (Images Steve Thomas)

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