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Forget the Winter Olympics – try the Arran pothole slalom

Sir,

I am certain that viewers of the Winter Olympics have, like me, been impressed with the courage and skill of the competitors. But their chosen sports are nothing when compared with Arran pothole slalom – a year long challenge.

This sport has three levels: entry, intermediate and expert.

Entry level is simply a ‘dodge the pothole’ game of skill, testing the ability to use the basic slalom skills of steering and weaving. Marks are awarded for minor suspension damage and the number of shaken dental fillings.

Level Two is more challenging – dodging water filled potholes – the challenge being to anticipate what is actually a pothole. Marks are awarded for correct pothole identification, tyre damage and some dental fillings shaken out.

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