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July 2019: Blackpool and the Lancashire Coast

Its illumination time in Blackpool. Lancashire in October is not likely to be your choice for a sunshine break, but that is not why ...More
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Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy in his Lycra cycling gear recalls the Wodehouse quip he looked like hed been poured into his suit and forgot to say when: there are muscles on muscles in there, and legs like the back end of a mastodon. Created Sir Chris after his incredible three golds at the Beijing Olympics, Hoy has bravely chosen to continue his cycling career after surgery to an injured hip, remarkably winning three events at last weeks World Cup meeting in Manchester. At the age of 33 he keeps on going when an easier life must be tempting, for which we salute him, looking forward (we sincerely hope) to further gold medals at London 2012.

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