Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Victoria Pendleton on jump-racing: "It feels like you're flying"

Double Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton has condemned the sexism of cycling - insisting she would rather continue horse-racing and even take up dressage than take her bike off the track and on to the road.
The Beijing 2008 and London 2012 gold medallist told Metro she has spurned her father’s calls to take up road cycling due to the lack of Tour de France-style opportunities for women racers.
Instead she has taken up horse-racing instead, with her sights set on competing at next year’s Cheltenham Festival.
She also joked about taking up dressage, combining her new-found devotion to horse-riding with her valiant efforts as a former Strictly Come Dancing contestant.
Pendleton, 34, was speaking as she also prepares to become the first Olympian to host the annual Team GB Ball, at London’s Royal Opera House on September 9 - hoping to help boost fund-raising in the countdown to next summer’s Rio Olympics.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Labour? Intensive...

Apologies about this but here comes a confession, to being one of those infamous Labour leadership election "entryists".
Cynically ponying up the price of a cup of coffee, as a "registered supporter", solely to vote for that radical outsider ... Liz Kendall.
So-called "Corbynmania" may well be sweeping the nation (/north London/south-eastern England), and his coronation somehow appears now in the air, so apparent.
And yet, for all the supposed fervor he's (almost inadvertently, even embarrassedly) attracting, is this *really* a good thing?