Author Topic: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th  (Read 2614 times)

British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« on: June 30, 2008, 09:55:45 pm »
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the excellent article in this Sunday OSM (Observer)! A great overview of the infrastructure and system that have led BC to such success over the past 11 years.

Nobody reads the papers?  ;)
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 09:57:05 pm »
Oh Come on!

We're mostly Brits here Frenchie - you know we can't read. Anyway, we're all too hungover Sunday morning...  ;)

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 09:57:14 pm »
Well yes, but I like to spread them out through the week - generally lasts me until Friday  ;D
"What a long, strange trip it's been", Truckin'

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 09:59:28 pm »
I don't read papers, I have you to do that and tell me what is in them. Anyway I am out cycling on Sundays.

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Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 10:02:01 pm »
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the excellent article in this Sunday OSM (Observer)! A great overview of the infrastructure and system that have led BC to such success over the past 11 years.

Nobody reads the papers?  ;)

Sorry, Frenchie, you will have to translate.

Some research has unearthed the fact that OSM stands for "Observer Sport Monthly".

"BC" keeps coming back to Brian Chapman, but something tells me I'm wide of the mark.

Enlighten me please.
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Fi

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 10:03:23 pm »
I saw it.  There was a picture of Ms Pendleton with track bike, described as doing something or other (it's in the recyling bin and I'm not diving in head first to pull it out) to her "gears".

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 10:05:51 pm »
I don't read papers, I have you to do that and tell me what is in them. Anyway I am out cycling on Sundays.

Me too! Had a lovely ride at that!
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008, 10:07:41 pm »
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the excellent article in this Sunday OSM (Observer)! A great overview of the infrastructure and system that have led BC to such success over the past 11 years.

Nobody reads the papers?  ;)

"BC" keeps coming back to Brian Chapman  ???, but something tells me I'm wide of the mark.

Enlighten me please.

Never heard of British Cycling! Oh dear... ::-) You could at least read the thread title!  ;)

A really nice article it was. Fi, c'mon, read it: There's a lot more to it that Ms Pendleton! Spoiler: It is about the British track team and the supporting team behind it.
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2008, 10:08:33 pm »
We're mostly Brits here Frenchie - you know we can't read. Anyway, we're all too hungover Sunday morning...  ;)

Ah! I understand the avatar... <Run!>  :P
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Fi

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 10:13:01 pm »
I did read it over my Sunday morning coffee and croissants! 

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2008, 10:15:44 pm »
I did read it over my Sunday morning coffee and croissants! 

Hummm... You've got style!  :thumbsup:

PS I read mine in the garden, after the ride, lunch and while Baby G was asleep!
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

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Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2008, 10:16:53 pm »
I tried to find it but I'm not at all sure I succeeded. Do you have a link?
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Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2008, 10:18:11 pm »
I tried to find it but I'm not at all sure I succeeded. Do you have a link?

I'm not sure they publish it online. I can try and scan it for you... if you bring me a present for Chrismas...  ;)
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse


Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2008, 11:21:30 pm »
Ottery St Mary??

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Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2008, 11:24:57 pm »
I've read it now.

I didn't realise that there was an organisation called "British Cycling" until reading this thread and the article Frenchi referred to.
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Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2008, 11:26:16 pm »
I didn't realise that there was an organisation called "British Cycling" until reading this thread and the article Frenchie referred to.

<Arms fall off... nearly faints...>


























 ;D
Frenchie - Train à Grande Vitesse

Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2008, 11:43:49 pm »
I've read it now.

I didn't realise that there was an organisation called "British Cycling" until reading this thread and the article Frenchi referred to.

It's okay. Nearly everyone still calls it the BCF.

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Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2008, 11:59:04 pm »
I've read it now.

I didn't realise that there was an organisation called "British Cycling" until reading this thread and the article Frenchi referred to.

It's okay. Nearly everyone still calls it the BCF.

Which to me is the British Chess Federation... except that has been turned into the English Chess Federation, there already being a Welsh and a Scots one, but it still organises the British Championship and its website, of which Dez was the first webmaster more than 10 years ago, is "http://www.bcf.org.uk/".   ::-)
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Re: British Cycling in OSM, June 29th
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2008, 08:26:46 am »
I've read it now.

I didn't realise that there was an organisation called "British Cycling" until reading this thread and the article Frenchi referred to.

It's okay. Nearly everyone still calls it the BCF.

Which to me is the British Chess Federation...

That confusion must explain why they changed the name. Imagine turning up in full lycra, with your bike, to a chess match.