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Beat the Heat

Britain’s ‘enjoying’ a heatwave that’s great if you’re paddling in the sea but not so hot if you’re heading out for a four-hour cycle over rolling terrain. We all know this will be a brief break from cooler climes but … Continue reading

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A Pact with the Devil

Guest blog by Tim Bean and Anne Laing Would it surprise you to know that the average person is on 14 different medications by the time they die? What most people don’t know is that this process begins much earlier in … Continue reading

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A delicious vegetarian recipe from Anita Bean

‘You can’t build muscle without meat!’ is the typical reaction I get when I tell people that I’m a vegetarian athlete and competed as a bodybuilder for 10 years – before winning the British Bodybuilding Championships in 1991. Most look … Continue reading

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Leading a Revolution in Women’s Cycling

Suze Clemitson on the Aviva Women’s Tour It’s fair to say that, in Britain, we love our Golden Girls. Women like Nicole Cooke, Victoria Pendleton, Laura Trott have all ridden to Olympic glory. And when Lizzie Armitstead battled Marianne Vos … Continue reading

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Why The World is Round, Not Oval

Guest post by Tony Collins As the Premier League has its most exciting and unexpected finish ever, no-one today could deny that football is the undisputed king of all sports. But it wasn’t always like that. Imagine a world where … Continue reading

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The Inside Story of the Professional Jockey

Guest post by John Carter Jockeys are not like normal people. Nor do they want to be. Most normal people would weigh up the risks and rewards of making a living as a professional race-rider and observe that the occupational hazards … Continue reading

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British Sports Book Awards – shortlist announced

Bloomsbury are pleased to announce that they have four titles in the shortlist for the Cross British Sports Books Awards this year. Alone: Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones (Biography of the Year and Outstanding Sports Writing) 31-0 by … Continue reading

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