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It’s great to hear that Toon legend Sir Alan Shearer OBE MBE is to ride 350 miles from Newcastle down to the BBC TV studios in London. In a day and a half.
It’s to raise cash for Sport Relief, but it’s not a one-off. The idea for the ride came when Lord Shearer told Match of the Day 2 presenter Adrian Chiles that he’d taken up cycling. Chiles - a chubby Brummie - was then persuaded to get on his bike and join Shearer.
Should retail billioniare Mike Ashley appoint Lord Shearer as co-manager of Newcastle United FC, it would be great to see the new cyclist make cycling into an everyday part of a footballer’s training. Most managers make sure their players stay away from bikes (too many chances of injury?). Luxury car loving footy players are not going to arrive at training grounds on carbon-fibre superbikes but as part of a fitness regime, cycling is excellent.
Just don’t fall off on cinder tracks, as Kevin Keegan did at Bracknell in 1976 while filming for European Superstars.