What is going on? There is so much cycling on the BBC at the moment. First we had a celebrity end to end for Sport Relief, then Mark Beaumont cycling from Alaska to Argentina in the same week as massive (and very welcome) coverage of the World Track Championships with Sir Chris Hoy’s stunning gold medal. The only thing we didn’t see was the broken pedal (which doesn’t bear thinking about, but if you must – imagine the damage he could do to his leg if the spindle got in the way of the downward leg stroke – nasty).
So much cycling, the BBC iPlayer is filling up with it. What’s not to like?
We….ll may…be it mi…ght (Robert Peston intonation), it might be good if some of the coverage was of cycling as a normal everyday activity not an epic, dangerous, gladiatorial activity conducted by supermen and in which mere mortals like Jimmy Carr are reduced to twitching lumps of jelly.
But no, the BBC have even thought of that and are encouraging mere mortals to participate. Chapeau!