Now Nigel Mitchell, the Yorkshireman employed by Team Sky to keep Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins fuelled, is backing our Let’s Get Cycling campaign.
Mr Mitchell believes cycling is a sport for anyone of any age or any ability.
And you won’t need to be fed the 7,000 to 8,000 calories that Sky’s head nutriontist will be supplying his boys with before a mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France.
For the 47-year-old from Barnsley knows cycling is a sport that can get his home county healthy.
“I am healthcare professional, I have worked as an academic in exercise and health,” said Mr Mitchell.
“So for me cycling is unique compared to other sports because it is a sport that people can do right through their life to a level they’re comfortable at.
“You can cycle right into your 70s and 80s and at your own leisure.
“With a sport like boxing you’d struggle to be boxing until you’re 70, but cycling is one of these sports that really supports the public health message we are trying to put across as well.”
Meanwhile The Yorkshire Post is seeking to hear your stories regarding Le Tour’s Yorkshire debut.
We would love to hear from you regarding sending in your pictures or letting us know how you are embracing cycling through our campaign.
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