Author Topic: Clive James on David Cameron and cycling  (Read 2106 times)

Clive James on David Cameron and cycling
« on: March 31, 2008, 06:45:57 am »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7318138.stm

Did Louis XIV really have a bike?  Did Elizabeth I?  Ah...he's yanking our (slack) chains...
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Clive James on David Cameron and cycling
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 11:05:20 am »
I'm very fond of the scribblings of the pretentious old strine; have been ever since he arrived here in Dame Edna's hand luggage. I can't imagine him riding a bike, though.

Dave

Re: Clive James on David Cameron and cycling
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 11:20:59 am »
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When it was suggested to Napoleon that he should ride a bicycle to the battle of Waterloo, he proudly refused, with disastrous results.

He travelled by heavy coach, turning up hot and bothered a crucial few minutes late to be faced with the spectacle of the Duke of Wellington already in position and fighting fit, the Duke having arrived at forty miles an hour on a Raleigh lightweight aluminium racing bicycle with a fully aerodynamic wheel-set and low spoke count.

 ;D