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Rouleur Conversations: A Tour-less July with Ned Boulting

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Ned Boulting previously predicted on our podcast that the Tour de France wouldn’t happen this year. Although delayed, no-one is happier than he that he has (probably) been proven wrong. As the cycling season seems set to return…

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Photographs: Gerry Cranham
Herne Hill velodrome

In the overall scheme of things, one delayed bike race is no big deal – but it’s surprising how much the Tour De France has become an integral part of so many people’s July. Ned Boulting hasn’t spent July at home since 2003 but he’s hoping to be back on the road in a couple of weeks as racing restarts including, we hope, the Tour De France.


He’s also reflecting on cycling and transport post lockdown. Rouleur’s Miles Baker-Clarke takes us through the latest gear and kit in the Emporium, while presenter Ian Parkinson eyes up Rapha’s latest glasses.


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