We’ve got a new website

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You may have noticed that we’re prone to cycling metaphors (see here and here for examples). This is because we like cycling.

We like it for much the same reasons as we like cricket: it takes ages, it’s a team sport heavily-reliant on individuals, different people come to the fore in different conditions and it’s a murderous test of character.

We also like it because it’s like life. In the Tour de France, no-one really wins; pretty much everyone loses. It’s basically a process of elimination until there’s only one bloke left. And he hasn’t won – he just hasn’t lost yet.

Our Tour de France website will be updated half-arsedly for about three weeks each year. We hope at least five of you will join us there. We don’t know what we’re talking about and we don’t really have anything to say, so it should be good.


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  1. Interesting editorial decision to use the possessive “I”, rather than the Royal “we” employed here.

    1. Surely the story of ‘we’ is well-known now? We regretted it by about the third post but stuck with it anyway.

    2. You’re working on the assumption that your commenters all remember what has been said on this website. Our brains are so addled by drink and drugs, it’s a wonder we can even put our trousers on straight.

      Anyway, keep up the good work. I don’t have any interest or knowledge of cycling, but someone’s got to keep the internet going.

    3. The internet does seem to be getting a bit low.

      Glad to hear readers’ memories are lamentable. That slightly eases our guilt about only having three things to say and rotating them from one update to the next.

  2. “Our brains are so addled by drink and drugs, it’s a wonder we can even put our trousers on straight.”

    Speak for yourself, sam. I consider that remark to be a serious and personal slur.

    Some of us take great pride in our inability to put our trousers on straight.

    1. Probably the other site, but here’s fine too.

      That was a proper theme tune. We’d totally forgotten about it.

    2. why don’t cricket programmes use upbeat electro music? Rock durge specialists plague our sport, tv theme-wise.

  3. Where’s the RSS feed link? I can’t possibly be expected to visit websites on a regular basis to check for updates.
    I’d accept a mailing list…

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