22 January 2013

Not Just Another Sport

In a short film celebrating the launch of the new Rapha kit, a handful of Team Sky riders discuss the highs and the lows of racing, their ambitions for the season ahead, and why cycling is so much more than just an ordinary sport.

While there are many great themes and phrases throughout the eight minute film, I think Peter Kennaugh's sentiments about the ubiquitous influence and education of cycling nicely sums up my longstanding commitment to the sport and culture. Cycling has taught me "about culture, about food...taught me about the body...you just learn so much about everything. About every aspect of life through cycling. The traveling you do, the different people you talk to and come into contact with."

Relax. Watch and enjoy. Then grab your bike and go for a ride.