To hell and bike
The Global Bicycle Race is a gruelling test of physical and mental endurance which knows no equals, writes Fearghal O'Nuallain.
Picture this: you've been cycling 200 kilometres on a heavily laden bike through head winds and sandstorms since dawn. Your bowels have been stirring since that questionable curry you had for lunch at a roadside stall. It's getting dark and you're pitching your tent in a desert. Fourteen hours in the sun, and your face and neck are burnt. Your calves feel like they've been replaced with cement implants and your hips, neck and back...
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