Guy Martin is brave & should be re­spected

Let’s back Bri­tain’s great­est mo­tor­cy­cling am­bas­sador

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I’m old enough to re­mem­ber Don­ald Camp­bell’s world water speed record at­tempt at Con­is­ton Water 50 years ago. The me­dia were camped out for days, and TV in­ter­views with him were along the lines of “why aren’t you go­ing to­day – the water seems calm enough?” We know the out­come. There was no plan B, and only suc­cess would ap­pease the spon­sors and de­light the pub­lic. We’ve learned noth­ing since.

Guy Martin has done more than any­one else could hope to. His brav­ery is be­yond ques­tion. If his crit­ics think he’s ‘lost it’, there’s an ob­vi­ous va­cancy for them to fill. Guy has a vi­sion of his fu­ture that doesn’t in­volve the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice. Why don’t we as a na­tion ap­plaud him and his ilk for ev­ery­thing they are and do? I’m a mas­sive ad­mirer of the man. Derek Wig­gins, email

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