Cycle saturation

Cycle saturation

Cycle saturation

First published in Letters by

IN REPLY to some recent letters regarding the Tour de France, not everyone is interested in cycle racing. The Tour de France race is very long and tedious, lasting many weeks and clearly belongs to another country.

I suspect many people have lost interest already.

The relentless media campaign undoubtedly helped provoke the widespread outpouring of hysteria regarding the race.

It all seemed unnecessary since Britain already has its own annual cycle races, including the less publicised Tour of Britain.

Alexander Ogilvy, Lindsey Avenue, Acomb, York.

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9:14am Mon 21 Jul 14

Old_Man says...

Don't watch it then you killjoy!
Don't watch it then you killjoy! Old_Man
  • Score: 17

1:20pm Mon 21 Jul 14

howard10 says...

Was there a point to this or just fancied a moan? You've neither raised nor answered a question.

If you don't want to watch the 'tedious' cycle race, which happens to be the World's most-watched annual sporting event, then don't. Simple solution.
Was there a point to this or just fancied a moan? You've neither raised nor answered a question. If you don't want to watch the 'tedious' cycle race, which happens to be the World's most-watched annual sporting event, then don't. Simple solution. howard10
  • Score: 22

5:52pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Devilsadvocate2 says...

There are some very sad people in the world. I don't like endless football coverage. I don't watch it. Not particularly keen. On tennis. Don't watch it. Rugby ! No way. However I do appreciate some people are interested in things that I am not. Live and let live. Stop moaning and get a life !
There are some very sad people in the world. I don't like endless football coverage. I don't watch it. Not particularly keen. On tennis. Don't watch it. Rugby ! No way. However I do appreciate some people are interested in things that I am not. Live and let live. Stop moaning and get a life ! Devilsadvocate2
  • Score: 13

8:03pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Churlish.

IN REPLY to some recent letters regarding the Tour de France, not everyone is interested in cycle racing.

Not everyone is intersted in pop music, football or politics but there it all is. Inescapable.

The Tour de France race is very long and tedious, lasting many weeks and clearly belongs to another country.

It's three weeks.
Football season is 8 or 9 months.
There are participants from so many countries, we've been winning a lot of it in recent years. It's IN a country not OF a country. It belongs to the riders, not a country.

I suspect many people have lost interest already.

The relentless media campaign undoubtedly helped provoke the widespread outpouring of hysteria regarding the race.

I suspect the queen is a shapeshifting lizard and the relentless media campaign telling me otherwise provokes blah blah blah.

It all seemed unnecessary since Britain already has its own annual cycle races, including the less publicised Tour of Britain.

Except the TOB isn't the TDF.
Example for you - World Superbikes vs British Superbikes.
Churlish. [quote]IN REPLY to some recent letters regarding the Tour de France, not everyone is interested in cycle racing. [/quote] Not everyone is intersted in pop music, football or politics but there it all is. Inescapable. [quote]The Tour de France race is very long and tedious, lasting many weeks and clearly belongs to another country.[/quote] It's three weeks. Football season is 8 or 9 months. There are participants from so many countries, we've been winning a lot of it in recent years. It's IN a country not OF a country. It belongs to the riders, not a country. [quote]I suspect many people have lost interest already. The relentless media campaign undoubtedly helped provoke the widespread outpouring of hysteria regarding the race.[/quote] I suspect the queen is a shapeshifting lizard and the relentless media campaign telling me otherwise provokes blah blah blah. [quote]It all seemed unnecessary since Britain already has its own annual cycle races, including the less publicised Tour of Britain.[/quote] Except the TOB isn't the TDF. Example for you - World Superbikes vs British Superbikes. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 12

3:59am Tue 22 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

I am not usually interested in the TdF... but I was for the first two stages this year. Once it left Yorkshire I wasn't bothered anymore - if something isn't in Yorkshire it's not worth bothering with!
I am not usually interested in the TdF... but I was for the first two stages this year. Once it left Yorkshire I wasn't bothered anymore - if something isn't in Yorkshire it's not worth bothering with! Magicman!
  • Score: -6

8:34am Tue 22 Jul 14

Miles Davis says...

Millions of pounds of revenue, tourism and employment. Worldwide media coverage of the beauty and history of Yorkshire. A legacy of interest and revenue for Yorkshire for years to come.
Historically the TDF has started from other countries. This recognizes the international flavor of the race and helps promote cycling and racing on a worldwide stage.
I would think that these countries must have their Alexander Ogilvy's....lets hope that they are in the minority in their country as they are in this.
Millions of pounds of revenue, tourism and employment. Worldwide media coverage of the beauty and history of Yorkshire. A legacy of interest and revenue for Yorkshire for years to come. Historically the TDF has started from other countries. This recognizes the international flavor of the race and helps promote cycling and racing on a worldwide stage. I would think that these countries must have their Alexander Ogilvy's....lets hope that they are in the minority in their country as they are in this. Miles Davis
  • Score: 7

8:39am Tue 22 Jul 14

Miles Davis says...

Devilsadvocate2 wrote:
There are some very sad people in the world. I don't like endless football coverage. I don't watch it. Not particularly keen. On tennis. Don't watch it. Rugby ! No way. However I do appreciate some people are interested in things that I am not. Live and let live. Stop moaning and get a life !
Well said sir!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Devilsadvocate2[/bold] wrote: There are some very sad people in the world. I don't like endless football coverage. I don't watch it. Not particularly keen. On tennis. Don't watch it. Rugby ! No way. However I do appreciate some people are interested in things that I am not. Live and let live. Stop moaning and get a life ![/p][/quote]Well said sir!!!! Miles Davis
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Firedrake says...

I'm not particularly interested in competetive cycling and was rather glad that I already had a very long-standing arrangement to indulge my own particular passion - boating - about 150 miles away over the weekend in question. However, I did detect what I think was a quite genuine "buzz" in York during the build up to the event, and I'm sure I'd have turned out to watch for that best-of-all reason for doing or going to see anything ... "because it's there!"
I'm not particularly interested in competetive cycling and was rather glad that I already had a very long-standing arrangement to indulge my own particular passion - boating - about 150 miles away over the weekend in question. However, I did detect what I think was a quite genuine "buzz" in York during the build up to the event, and I'm sure I'd have turned out to watch for that best-of-all reason for doing or going to see anything ... "because it's there!" Firedrake
  • Score: 2

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