Going mad on cycling
August 10, 2012 · 0 CommentsI was crossing the road here in London, like a true Trini, when I was almost knocked over by a cyclist. Luckily, I jumped quickly to the pavement, and looked around disdainfully to see three more cyclists blowing past me. They seemed to be racing among themselves. That is when I knew it would be difficult for Njisane Phillip to compete against the British in cycling. This country has gone mad over cycling, with everyone believing they were either Sir Chris Hoy or Victoria Pendleton. The Chinese love to cycle but there is no way they love cycling more than the British. Whether on footpaths or on roads, or even in the Olympic Village, there are designated parking areas for cycles. Britain, it appears, has gone mad on cycling.
Given the weather conditions, it is amazing that so many persons like this activity. Perhaps it is because of the coldness and the desire to reach their destinations quickly. What is also interesting is the amount of technology and human resource the British have invested in this sport, from headwear and bicycles being manufactured to the body type of the specific cyclist. There is a also a full state-of-the-art trusting system in synchronised circumstances that allows the cyclists to experience various conditions. When you look at the number of officials connected to the cyclists here, they number around 12 persons. This includes coaching staff, analysts, nutritionists, therapists, physiologists and medical doctors. And there are some former cycling champions from Britain for good measure.
By USPORTT Desk