A few years ago, around Tour time a French fella got in touch with me to see whether the website I was then editing would be interested in running some animations and an online cycling game* that he had put together… I was, "we" weren't. The animations starred a cycling hero called Yellowjacket and centred on his perpetual struggle with is deadly rival Blackjacket… they were/are great.

Very French. 

Definitely worth a look, and a quick bit of searching on Youtube reveals a whole stack of them. My favourites are Mayo Jaune (featured here), the Chinese Episode, and Yellowjacket No 3, oh and Lantern Rouge is a corker too, but there's loads of them so have a hunt around and your bound to find one that particularly appeals. There more info on Yellowjacket on yellowjacket.tv, and below are a couple of episodes to be getting on with.

 *Fiendishly difficult affair in which you have to move Yellojacket around a beach cycling course by rolling a marble… which entaild clicking your mouse and pointing the cursor in the right direction. Oh, and the course isn't flat.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.


Chuffy [200 posts] 5 years ago

Ah yes. This is why we have webcronyms like OMG, WTF! and LOL.  13

Blackjacket *is* Lance, right?

James Warrener [1069 posts] 5 years ago

That website has improved no end since I last checked in!!!

It was always a poor second to Secrets of the Peloton for me.