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THE BREAKFAST CLUB

WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID ‘SANNY’ GOULD

Readers of a certain vintage may look back with misty-eyed fondness whenever you mention the seminal 1985 teen classic that is The Breakfast Club. Acting as a springboard for the careers of the never to be forgotten ginger one from Pretty in Pink, the girlfriend from WarGames, the one with the Spanish name who looks a bit like Charlie Sheen, the blonde one from Weird Science and the one I always confuse with Judd Hirsch, it also launched Simple Minds in the States.

Slightly more off the radar than its namesake, it’s also the name of Kevin ‘Dangerous’ Grant’s overnight mountain bike adventures that he has been doing for probably more years than even he cares to remember. Forget Alastair Humphreys and his ‘Microadventures’, Kevin is the first person I know who would shoot off after work for a ‘5 to 9’ adventure. As proprietor of Escape Route, Pitlochry’s bike shop of choice, his recent foray into the world of purveying fine coffee and cake was the catalyst for an overnighter from the door. No sooner were the words ‘bacon sarnies’ mentioned and I was in. I didn’t need to be asked twice.

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