Mark Cavendish and Rob Hayles, Revolution 34, 19 November 2011

Within five minutes of sitting down with Rob Hayles, it's clear he has no regrets about retiring.

"It's been one of the things I've always said I'd look forward to - being able to wake up and not worry how my legs are feeling," he said.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.