Friday 28 April 2017

On your bike -- 'cycle craft' is still mum and dad's job

John Drennan

John Drennan

ONE of the most entertaining sights in Leinster House is that moment where the Examiner's lean, green political stenographer Harry McGee disrobes himself of all his cycling gear.

In simpler times the heaviest of equipment a cyclist carried was an old pair of bicycle clips to tuck in the old trousers.

However, recently, as Harry divested himself of helmets, rain gear, knee pads arm pads (and, for all we knew, shoulder pads), the process took so long that one grizzled old soul was heard to wail: "My God, the troops embedded in Iraq have less safety equipment than that fellow".

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