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Hcuwaii Pobion

SHAKESPEARE’S SISTER

LAST WORD

‘All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players’.

How your ride will play out — whether it results in comedy, tragedy or historic triumph - will depend on your cast of players. Let us head to the casting couch and see who will be playing supporting roles in what will hopefully be a tale of you as the all-conquering trail hero.

First, there are the Fools. These riders, often talented, often injured, may well kick things off. Available and willing to ride, their winning smiles and persuasive chat will get you out on your bike even when you don’t really feel like it. They’re fun to be with; they breathe life and soul into a ride, and their touch of swagger guarantees a spectacle of hops, pops and wheelies. But beware getting carried away in the frivolities, for these favoured characters may well derail the course of a hero.

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