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Columnist Allan Grey discusses cycling with Rutland Velo Club

Whatever happened to ‘The Middle Ground’, or ‘Live and Let Live’, writes Rutland columnist Allan Grey. It seems we are becoming an ever more divisive…

Monday, Jun 06

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Whatever happened to ‘The Middle Ground’, or ‘Live and Let Live’, writes Rutland columnist Allan Grey.

It seems we are becoming an ever more divisive society, you’re either on the right side of any issue, or you are a complete pillock and regularly advised to stay indoors with the curtains drawn… and not very politely either…

Just the other day I’m out in the open air on a warm sunny day with like-minded friends, when the passenger window of a passing car is wound down, a head thrust out, purple in colour, almost foaming at the mouth and a stream of invective issued forth. Needless to say the car was long gone before any of us could make sense of the message that may have been conveyed. I suggested that perhaps the driver and his passenger were lost, and were asking where they might find the nearest anger management counsellor, or maybe the passenger was being kidnapped at gun point and trying to draw our attention, more likely the former I suspect. Rutland Velo Cycling Club takes a coffee break. Photo: Allan Grey It will come as no surprise to readers of this column that I was out riding my bike, with cycling friends. We were on a lon, straight road, white line down the middle, no oncoming traffic, and even riding single file, heading for a mid-ride refreshment break.

Ah, but wait, we were all wearing Lycra, bright high visibility Lycra, comfortable Lycra, club colours Lycra. That must have been […]

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