Friday, 15 June 2012

If I was thinner, taller, braver

Were I not a short fat bloke who reads books for a living, I'd be out there with these men and women. In an era when organised sport - particularly Tour cycling - is both sanitised by corporate interests and devoid of integrity as competitors pushed by sponsorship and commerce fuel themselves with ever more esoteric (and dangerous) drugs, underground, amateur sport is the only place you can find the rawest, purest form of competition, unadulterated by owners, TV, sponsors and greed. No procession of support cars, no motorcycle vanguard, no cleared roads or scantily-clad sex-objects. Just speed and danger.

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