Yorkshire has everything you need, rugged countryside in t'Dales or North York Moors, fine towns and cities like York, Sheffield, Huddersfield, that place to the East of Bradford. It has a beautiful coast line with a microclimate in Scarborough that rumour has is like Dubai, the county cricket champions and the best giant killers in recent Capital One and FA cup history. Yorkshire has Sportsshoes Unlimited, Theakstons, Timmy Taylor's, the Brownlees, Lizzie Armistead, Jess Ennis and brilliant curries. The beer is cheaper than London, you can buy a decent house in a nice area for less than a shoe box in That There London and best of all, it's not Lankyshire.
Really, why would you not shout about it? ????????
I have a T-shirt from the Freddie Mercury tribute concert in 1992, not sure I'd wear it but it's in my wardrobe. I have a Bradford City scarf I bought at the club shop on the 11th May 1985, too painful to throw that away. Bizzarely I also found a load of hankies embroidered with FK which must have been my grandfather's, he died in 1973, before I was born.
Stuff that I would use regularly, I have my first shorts and t-shirt from when I decided it was time to lose some weight and get fit in 2008 and an FDJ and a Lampre-Fondriest top from the same time and a Birmingham RL training top from the mid 90 which I use for gardening etc
Adidas sweatshirt Symes? Not blue with whitestripes is it? I had one of the same era, I think my sister nicked it when I was too fat for it and still has it.
Flatter? Dear me. I learnt the hard way that not enough miles makes it hard. Albeit wth three weeks off ill, I averaged about 2.5 hours running per week for the 30 weeks before Outlaw last year, never enough, IMO you don't need to smash 100 miles at race pace every week, but you don't need to be going out of your way to make it easy either. I walked the whole second half of the run last year and you know what? It was awful, looking down at your watch with 13 miles to go, your feet are killing you, you're tired and knowing you've three or more hours to go it was tough. What helped me was the thoughts of long solo training rides in winter, tired and barely able to get up 3% hills with 30 miles to home in to a strong headwind and knowing that if I could do that, I could stroll home in the race. I'm no expert at this training lark, but some people on here are, listen to them.
On the downside, 2 hours run and an hour swim Saturday and 45 miles bike with the same climbing as a 100 mile ride last year and I can barely move today.
Our parent company makes (amongst a million other things) feminine hygiene products, the tampon manufacturing machines are great to watch, I want one.
As for VAT on them, well tax system along with the NHS and many other public sector behemoths need the sort of revamp that no political party would dare to do because the other side would crucify them on idealogical grounds.