This weekend, the new Multi-Trillion-Billion-Squillion football season kicked off here in the UK, now, I have been a HUGE (Pardon the pun) Soccer-Ball fan since I was a kit, but something’s changed…..Last week I was musing over my own personal transformation, that of someone who went from a 40 stone dead man, to someone who cycled to work daily to that of a compitant “Sprinter” to someone now , who climbs well and is much more of a “Classics” rider, but more on that next time.
For years I have been a huge football (Soccer) fan, I have gone though the ecstasy of Euro 1996 with England and “That Night In Barcelona” in 1999 with Manchester United.
But ever since then, things have never been the same , see ever since The Glazer’ started to suck cash out of Manchester Untied my love for them has dwindled as its just not “Felt the same” the passion the closeness etc just isn’t there, with the huge huge amounts of money (£80 Million for Ronaldo or £250.000k a week in wages to Rooney) and ever since Euro 96 the England nation team have been little more than a JOKE, the same HUGLY paid players, failing to get past others that are barley even pro’s , with no spirit, no togetherness, its an utter disgrace.
So, we need to look forward, I do GENUINLEY Believe, that after this SUPER SUMMER of SPORTS, that football will no longer be the number one in the UK.
The England Football Team once again failed to shine in the very biggest scale, yet Bradly Wiggins , the very biggest scale won the Tour de France becoming the first brit ever and then won an Olympic Gold Medal just a few days later.
The GB Track cycling team, both men’s and women’s are not only hovering up gold after gold (and others too) but they are collecting a whole host of WORLD RECORDS along the way too.
Rowing, is bringing us many more gold’s too.
British Olympians do it best when sitting down :0)
All I have been watching since it started was the Olympics, I have become TOTALLY hooked, despite being a little bit “Meh” at the start.
The best thing about all these sports? ANYONE can do them, to ANY level they like, whenever they like, there are no restrictions on them.
Forget your Soccer Ball, Give us cycling as the new national sport from this day forth and lets galvanise it help us end the obesity epidemic gripping the UK.
It’s time to get behind Chris Froome now too, can he get a GT win in Spain to match that of Wiggo ?
After all, my story and the pictures below, prove that ANYTHING is possible.
If you want to share in my success then pop down to your local Argos Store, Argos provide a wide range of bikes
and get yourself cycling this summer, You WONT regret it , I CAN PROMISE you that.