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.