On Yer Bike…
Posted by anthonybellaleigh
…Or the post also-known-as, Some Things Don’t Happen Every Day – Part Two.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but something unusual is happening in the UK at the moment. No, I’m not talking about the orange-yellow, hot, glowing orb that has been peeking out, from time to time, from behind our more normally gunmetal-grey cloudscape. No, I’m not even talking about the sudden rash of Union Jacks currently fluttering from any available stick or length of string.
I was out on Saturday and took this picture so you can see what I mean…
What’s going on here then?
A few weeks ago, it was random runners with flaming torches. Now, it’s brightly coloured bicycles, completely jamming up the highways, and hurtling around like there’s some sort of race on…?
What next, I wonder?
Any minute now, someone’ll be telling me we’re playing host to the Olympics and I can’t see that there’s much hope of us doing that…
For that, we’d need some real support: support of monarchs, princes, lords and ladies; support of parliaments and prime ministers; support of infrastructure providers, police, emergency services and, of course, the public…
For that, we’d need to be prepared to stand in the world’s spotlight and to be examined for all of our strengths and weaknesses: good and bad.
For that, we’d need to be confident in our eclectic – and often eccentric – culture, history and legacies: good and bad.
For that, we’d need to remember how to smile and be friendly to one another…
Good Luck to all the Olympians.
Your achievements are truly breathtaking.
And, of course…,
“GO, TEAM GB!”