No Northern Hell

The bicycles
are up on blocks
Not on cobbles
nor chasing clocks
No peloton
should dare go on
with this virus

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Image 14/04/2019 Paris-Roubaix (C) Gruber Images from the Paris-Roubaix Best of 2019 photos.

Written for the postponed Paris-Roubaix 2020 bicycle race, also known as “The Hell of the North.”

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

4 thoughts on “No Northern Hell

  1. Your mention of Peleton brings up an interesting mental image of the cross-country race being conducted on identically programmed stationary bicycles sent to mimic the challenges of the terrain.

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      1. I was just reading this week that the Tour of Flanders was done last Sunday as an erace with the bicycles on rollers. And the Tour de Suisse is going to be done as an erace on Zwift stationary bikes. They streamed the Flanders race and the Suisse one will be too. Both races have pro riders competing.

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