Are you suffering from Tour de France withdrawal?

ragtime cyclist

With the Tour de France of 2015 now just a memory, for many of us cycling fans a huge gaping chasm has been left behind which, if we’re not careful, it would be easy to fill with all manner of unsavoury activities; watching football, for example, or heavy drinking.

After spending three weeks watching a few dozen skinny men slog their way around France enduring increasing levels of physical and mental distress, it’s important to ease your way back into your family and work life gradually, to ward off the worst of the withdrawal symptoms.

Froome in charge, with waggly elbows (Image: Filip Bossuyt via Wikimedia cc) Froome in charge, with waggly elbows
(Image: Filip Bossuyt via Wikimedia cc)

So, for example, as you go back to work you may find that your surroundings seem quiet and colourless, and unaccompanied by the rambling commentary which has become so reassuring over the past three weeks (although this does depend on your place of…

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