Sounds and vision (nice slide show) of Chris Hoy taking Radio 4 business presenter Adrian Shaw and the chairman of Citigroup Sir Wyn Bishchoff around the Manchester Velodrome. Bischoff is a big fan of what British Cycling have acheived and wanted to see if there were any lessons the business world could learn… well, BC went for a more sustainable long-term strategy so stayed away from the mortgage backed securitiies and other complex financial derivatives and instead decided to corner the market in gold… Sir Chris doesn't tell him.
This was on the Today programme a few weeks back, but we missed it (thanks to biketweets for reminding us).
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.