Posts Tagged ‘Cycling’

Liberté, Égalité, Vélocité

by Mark Perryman.

Mark Perryman makes the case for a two-wheeled  revolution Le Tour is now as much a fixture of the Great British Sporting Summer as Wimbledon strawberries and cream, a flutter on the Derby, England’s bi-annual early exit from a Euro or a World Cup and the five-day drama of an Ashes Test, weather permitting. It […]

Va-va Froome

by Mark Perryman.

A summer of sport is unfolding that reveals Britain as a nation of winners. Mark Perryman, editor of a new book on last year’s London 2012 asks what this means for our national identity ? A British encore in the Tour de France. Not even a sniff of winning the yellow jersey for 99 years, […]

The democracy of cycling

by Mark Perryman.

”Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” HG Wells The most infamous quote on cycling from modern British politics remains hard right Thatcherite Norman Tebbit’s unhelpful advice to the 1980s unemployed to ‘Get on your bike’.’ So suggesting that two wheels are […]

A mountain of bike books for Christmas

by Mark Perryman.

Philosophy Football’s MARK PERRYMAN declares Cycling ‘Sport of the Year’ and chooses his favourite books from 2012 inspired by life on two wheels Never mind the BBC hyped-up hoopla of ‘Sports Personality of the Year’, for most successful British sport of 2012 surely nothing comes close to cycling. An extraordinary first, and second, places for […]

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