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Callum Gough – Vastly Experienced, and Happy To Pass It On

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Callum Gough is a life member of Liverpool Century but races now as a vet for Onimpex Racing Team — back in the 80’s Gough’s name was one that appeared regularly in “the Comic” [Cycling Weekly] as a winner of road races both in the UK and on the continent.

Oudenaarde is Heartland, the Tour of Flanders museum is here, cobbled classics pass through the town, the Flanders cycling team is based here and Vik and I have seen Robbie McEwen, Johan Museeuw and Peter Van Petegem pedal past us on the roads and canal paths of the area.

The square in Oudenaarde suffered badly in World War II but has been restored in all its glory; there’s a nice assortment of bars to chose from and ours for the morning was The Carillion, the venue for our meeting with a man who has made Oudenaarde his home and who — despite the fact that he’s about as Liverpool as you can get — is fighting his own personal crusade to i