Mark Cavendish, the “sore loser” debate and the 2012 World Championships Q & A

In a summer of unsurpassed British sporting excellence it is a controversial outburst that has filled my inbox with the greatest propensity in recent months. The sheer number of responses to Mark Cavendish’s outburst following the Olympic Road Race and the proximity of the Cycling World Championships has led me to readdress the issue. For … Continue reading

The Isle of Man TT Preview

Victory around the Isle of Man TT is considered to be the highest accolade a road racer can achieve and it’s not hard to see why. Each rider takes on a 37 3/4 mile course lined with brick walls, lampposts and trees, crossing a mountain en route. It’s the ultimate test of a riders race … Continue reading

Euro 2004; A Better Vintage

Looking in to the past can be depressing. And as the nation knows this is especially true with the national football team and European Championships. Euro 1996 was the diamond in the rough after decades of forgetful tournaments. A Gareth Southgate penalty may have between England and their first final since the 1966 World Cup. … Continue reading

Shows What A Winter Does: The Australian Grand Prix, 2012

Melbourne. Is there a better way to start the F1 season than in the land down under? The atmosphere, the fans, the track, everything about the Albert Park Circuit makes Australia the best place to begin the latest tour of the world’s fastest circus. Over the past few years, we’ve been treated to some great … Continue reading

Manning Moves, Tebow Trades and Smith Signs. Plus the rest of the big Free Agency news in the NFL

Many would have assumed that the biggest story of the week would be, the frankly predictably, strong showings of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III at their pro-days ahead of April’s draft. That was until the newswires went bananas between Monday and Wednesday. Peyton Manning’s soap opera ended when he rejected moves to the 49ers … Continue reading

When The Dust Settles – The 2012 Formula One Season Preview

Around 10,500 miles away from me and my computer stands a gantry with some lights on it. In less than 70 hours, the red-coloured lights on it will be lit up one by one, and then extinguished. At that point, the first race of 2012 Formula One season will be underway. A couple of hours … Continue reading

March Motorsport Madness

March and motorsport are intrinsically connected. As the calendar progresses into it’s third month testing draws to a close, track garages become stocked and fans fill grandstands in expectation. Chief Editor Mark Payne looks at three motor racing season’s that he has marked in indelible ink on his calendar.  Formula One The Formula One season is undoubtedly the biggest … Continue reading

Sexy! No No No…

In 2004, I was lucky enough to represent my school in a Gravity Racing competition, where you fundamentally sit in a box with wheels and go down a hill. It was fantastic. But although the car had raced at Goodwood, I wasn’t sure about it. It had a steering bar, not a steering wheel, that … Continue reading

SUUK Awards 2011: The Results

The votes have been counted, the polls have been shut and now it’s time to announce the winners of this years 2011 SUUK awards. Thanks to everyone who voted and made the awards a big success. We’ve included a short highlights package about the top three in the star of the year stakes. More information … Continue reading

The January Transfer Window 2012: English football’s comings and goings

The 2012 January transfer window has been frenetic and sensationalist since it was wedged open on the 1st of the month, so not dissimilar to any other January transfer window in recent years then. But this window in particular has felt like the under performing, dull and monotonous sequel to the action blockbuster that was … Continue reading