My father’s bicycle

In July 2010, at the time of the Tour de France, The Big Issue published My Father’s Bicycle. Australianrules.com.au had published a shorter version of the story  a few years back but the re-write benefited, not surprisingly, from  talking to some of my father’s mates.

Here’s an excerpt from The Big Issue version of the story (edition 358):

Dad was no Cadel Evans. Or Lance Armstrong. Not that he ever claimed to be anything of the sort. I don’t recall him ever talking about his cycling days. Some things matter more to the son than to the father.

And here’s the story.

My Father’s Bicycle


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