No doubt like us, many of you will have shed a tear at the recent political moves to end the jovial toff V fox pursuit of huntin’. Don’t worry though, this closely matched and humane sport needn’t die if we at BIKEmagic do our bit to help our red coated chums, and there’s some real advantages in it for us too.
Why not arrange your Sunday ride together with the local pack of hounds and hoorays and you can all have a ripping day out. Simply lace yourself with aniseed or that bottle of Old Spice your aunty got you for Christmas, and while your new pals are quaffing sherry get yourself a good head start.
As the ravening pack of dogs and bugling red coats hunt you down, you’re ensured of a great, envigorating workout. Whether your frenzied pedalling keeps you clear of the beagles bite or you end up having a friendly tussle with excitable four legged friends, you can’t fail to work up a cracking appetite for a Sunday lunch at the local pub or hospital canteen.
Not only will you get on hob nobbing terms with the local landowners and gamekeepers – always handy in those “I’m sorry I didn’t know this was a private wood” moments – but while you’re in ‘full cry’ you get to ride anywhere you want. Whether it’s through gardens, trampling prize crops, beautifully manicured lawns or the local footpath network, all protests from locals will be quickly and firmly dealt with by the pursuers with a playful slap of the riding crop. Sorted.
In fact we can’t see how it can fail to be a great fun way to spend your weekends. Get your friends together, clip an authentic “Brush” (we find an old feather duster dyed ginger works best) onto your Race Guard and give your local fox a break.