Mane at­trac­tion

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Al­most spent a lu­di­crous sum of money on a cud­dly toy over the week­end. I wasn’t shop­ping for my daugh­ter, I was at the Dave Rayner din­ner and one of the auc­tion lots was a Tour de France Crédit Ly­on­nais Lion, do­nated by Chris Froome.

I’ve al­ways wanted one of these. I’ve never been fussed about sou­venir jer­seys in frames, but gen­uine TDF li­ons are like gold dust (the le­git­i­macy of ones on ebay is doubt­ful).

I had a spend­ing limit, and the auc­tion sur­passed that al­most im­me­di­ately, even­tu­ally go­ing for £2,300. Froome’s yel­low jer­sey and Tom Pid­cock’s World Champs jer­sey were other high­lights help­ing raise money for the fund and rid­ers in 2018. The fund and its place in the UK scene re­main a high­light for me. Once I was ap­ply­ing for back­ing, now I can do my bit to sup­port it.

On a com­pletely dif­fer­ent note, we’re look­ing for feed­back on CW. Our read­ers have never been afraid of telling us what they think (and we do lis­ten, prom­ise!) so two and a half years on from our re­design we’re run­ning a sur­vey to get your in­put. Fol­low this link —­er­sur­vey17 — to give us feed­back on this week’s is­sue and help us shape the fu­ture of your mag­a­zine.

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