Don't believe it's been tough on the Dallaglio Cycle Slam?

Can you guess the identity of this former professional footballer...

Ok, I'll admit that when Andrew Croker sent in his first report from on the road with the Dallaglio Cycle Slam I reckoned he might be over-egging the snowy pudding. After all, he was sharing the peloton with a couple of former Premiership footballers and we know that they put on tights, gloves and thermal vests as soon as August has ended...

Erm, well, I might have been a little unfair. Check out these photos snapped in what appears to be a serious blizzard! Bet Lee Dixon can't wait to get back on the Match of the Day sofa with Alan, Alan and Gary...

Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK
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