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Since Bradley Wiggins’ 2012 victory in the Tour de France and Olympic triumphs the same year cycling has been on a roll.
Combined with the push for healthy lifestyles many have rediscovered the joy and sense of freedom to be found on two wheels.
Runner Robbie Semple is a recent convert to life on a saddle and had never ridden a bike off road until he entered the Kintyre Ultra. Bitten by the bug, he is now leading the peloton to set up a Kintyre cycling club. Let’s hope he racks up a few like minded souls.
Best bib and tucker
It is more than a decade and possibly two since the Courier featured a picture of school prom pupils.
Young reporter Hannah O’Hanlon clearly remembers being in the class of 2009 and often thought the formal picture should feature in the paper.
This year she put her idea into reality and secured a deal with Longrow photographer Stuart Andrew.