By the left, diiiis-MOUNT!
That was the order given to six soldiers from the The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland as they reached the final few metres of a 1750-mile sponsored ride from central Italy to Edinburgh.
Health and Safety regulations thwarted the riders’ hopes of pedalling all the way up to their military headquarters inside Edinburgh Castle, so they were on foot and pushing their bikes as they crossed the finishing line at the end of an epic two week ride.
Green Party parliamentary candidate Alison Johnstone told the Daily Record: "If they can get from Italy to the top of the Royal Mile without too many scrapes, it's probably OK to let them take their bikes to the castle as well."
The soldiers’ ride began on March 18 at the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino and took them through Switzerland, France and the UK.
The trip succeeded in raising £25,000 for the charities Help for Heroes, Erskine House, the Royal Regiment of Scotland Association and the Black Watch Association.
Dubbed Exercise Tartan Cassino, the team leader was Lieutenant Bobby Stuart who said: "Every day of the journey has been a challenge but the determination and drive of everyone involved got us through it. We were cycling on average 125 miles a day and it was no easy feat."
The team included a recipient of the Military Cross, Sergeant Richard Clark, 26, who was awarded the medal after he attacked a Taliban machine gun post in Afghanistan using a rifle, grenades and rockets.
Well the bollards are wearing hi-viz....
Is air pollution the reason why all our southern and urban squirrels now look grey, not red?
The only sense I can think for the idiotic manoeuvre is the driver thought the cyclist was going into the little lane too, where it would have been...
Ebay can be quite good but list it when they have one of their 80% off selling fees weekends (seem to be every second Friday-Monday), or else you...
Same with me! Hope they reset the counter soon, so I can enter the new competition.
Manufacturing defect, send it back for a refund. Could be any number of reasons. Inconvenient but it won't take long to fix.
It's not the same without a lirpa loof reference, but that's going back a few years now
I'm pleased that local businesses seem to be more aware of issues than the council are - maybe they should volunteer to walk/cycle along the path...
That is true but I'm not sure that Shell's sponsorship of cycling will have much of an impact on the climate either....
Totally apropos that the Shell logo appears to be British Cycling up in flames