With the big Classic bike races coming up, starting with the Tour of Flanders this weekend, cycling fans are again placing their bets on their favourite riders. They will go crazy in front of television ,or a long the route ,next Sunday when their HERO is escaping from the pack or just trying to hold on to the position they have.
People need heroes and people to look upto but in fact there are thousands of invisible cycling heroes around the world. The cyclists who don’t have the means to by proper cycling gear or do not have even descent or save roads to ride on. People combining tough jobs training at night on the rollers or out on the road. Cyclists up north conquering the severe winter temperatures. Why do they do it? For fun or to achieve a future goal? To push their limits and see where it leads them ? Hard to say, probably a mix of all of these things and more. One thing is for sure, they are my HEROES.