Tour defence is not on agenda
As author of Leicestershire based pro-cycling blog www.intheGC.com, I am drawn to anything featured in the Leicester Mercury related to cycling.
The article about Simon Mottram and his clothing brand Rapha featured in the weekend's More Mercury, written by Becky Jones, was a very entertaining read.
However, I must take issue with the opening paragraph, as it may be construed as misleading.
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"Millions of people will be watching with a mixture of excitement and anticipation as Sir Bradley Wiggins sets out to defend his title in this summer's 100th Tour de France."
In fact, Sir Bradley Wiggins will be riding the three-week long Giro d'Italia as leader of Team Sky in May this year and will only ride the Tour de France in support of elected Team Sky leader Christopher Froome this coming July.
This, coupled with the mountainous route, which does not favour Wiggins, are unlikely to see any title defence from Wiggins this year.
Sir Bradley's sole aim is the Giro d'Italia in 2013, he has acknowledged that he will not defend his Tour de France title this year.
I hope this does not come across as pedantic, as I did enjoy the article and, as usual, it was very well written.
Gavin Gamble, Leicester.
I sincerely hope all the people who are asking for the Belgrave flyover to be demolished have at some point been stuck in the chaos that has been caused with the closure of only one lane of the Burleys flyover last week.
Maybe then, it will give them some idea of the shape of things to come should this flyover be removed.
It's an absolutely crazy idea and I can only guess that the people who are all for this either do not drive, or do not use this flyover during rush hour.
You only have to see what traffic build up has been caused on both Burleys Way and Belgrave Gate, by the closure of just one lane of the Burleys Way stretch, and this is not even carrying traffic directly into city centre, unlike the Belgrave flyover.
Trying to get into town on Saturday afternoon was a nightmare, as was every evening trying to get home from work.
So, when you get a second just take a look out of the window of your Ivory Towers and maybe, just maybe, common sense will prevail.
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I would like to thank the Leicester Mercury for their help in getting the few of us left The Arctic Campaign Medal.
It seems the pictures of me you published in the Mercury can now be seen all over the world and on the internet but I don't have a computer. My old shipmate in Kent told me he had seen it on the internet and on the news. Thank you.
Bill Merry, Leicester.