Tour De Lancs
Client: Rapha & Halcyon
This article first featured in Halcyon Issue 3.
Whilst Bradley Wiggins and the behemothic Team Sky gear up for another season at the apex of professional cycling, we headed to the adopted home county of last year’s Tour de France winner, to discover what cycling in Lancashire is really all about…
“I’ve been into cycling all my life, really. My grandpa was really into it, and he sort of showed me what it was all about when I was a kid. Growing up though, things change. Football and things like that got in the way, and there was also the fact that it just wasn’t very cool. I used to come home and watch it on Eurosport, but not tell anyone. It’s getting cooler now, which is great - it really is, but there’s also a part of me which, when someone goes ‘I’m into cycling’, thinks ‘Oh. Are you, yeah? Of course you are.’” Nik Marsdin, Lancaster
“I’ve been riding for about three or four years, now. I ride with Middleton’s in Ormskirk. Usually we’ll get about forty of us, who’ll go out of a weekend, split up into a few groups and ride. More recently, obviously with cycling becoming more popular, if it’s a sunny day there can be up to seventy of us out on the road at a time.” Martyn Gordon, Parbold