Posts Tagged ‘Tour De France’

Nothing to lose but our chains: Marx on cycling

by Mark Perryman.

As the annual cycling spectacle of the Tour De France begins Mark Perryman argues the case for two wheels good Who would have guessed it. Karl Marx was clearly a bike mechanic when he wasn’t plotting the downfall of capitalism. “Nothing to lose but your chains” is handy advice when the derailleur slips and furious […]

Reading Le Tour

by Mark Perryman.

Mark Perryman reviews books that can help frame our enjoyment of the Tour de France There seems to be something about cycling that helps inspire fine sportswriting. Perhaps it is the landscapes and countries traversed, the solitude on a bike, the risk factor of a fall or worse, the extraordinary feats of human endurance, and […]

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