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Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby KHodge » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:16 pm

...much like this one...

http://www.mcfc.co.uk/News/Club-news/20 ... ng-Mancini

Others include Lee Dixon, Martin Keown, Tony Pulis... do you know of any more?

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby badly_dubbed » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:19 pm

whos he?

i dont know anything football related....thank feck.

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby CiB » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:20 pm

Mancini? He's a cyclist - rides a Pinarello I believe.

I've been there, the Manchester facility. Shedloads of fun if a bit repetitive after an hour. :)

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:50 pm

bald nobody from leeds is at tit too

http://www.radioaire.co.uk/news/local/mills_cycle/
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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby y33stu » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:35 pm

Former Newcastle player Robbie Elliot is now a keen cyclist. He's undertaking a hell of trek too to raise money for The Bobby Robson Foundation. Well worth a look.

http://www.robbieelliottfoundation.com/

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby bobtbuilder » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:56 pm

Geoff Thomas after being diagnosed with Leukaemia.

Rode the entire 2005 TDF route, IIRC.

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Fri Oct 05, 2012 16:57 pm

CiB wrote:Mancini? He's a cyclist - rides a Pinarello I believe.

I've been there, the Manchester facility. Shedloads of fun if a bit repetitive after an hour. :)


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Not a pinarello.

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby BelgianBeerGeek » Fri Oct 05, 2012 17:10 pm

bobtbuilder wrote:Geoff Thomas after being diagnosed with Leukaemia.

Rode the entire 2005 TDF route, IIRC.

He did. The book is pretty good, BTW

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby Omar Little » Fri Oct 05, 2012 17:16 pm

Fabrizio Ravanelli (ex Italian international, Juventus and Middlesbrough) started his own cycling team after he retired from football...think he is the training partner of Bennati during the off season

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby stigofthedump » Fri Oct 05, 2012 20:48 pm

Alan Sugar. Used to own Spurs. Does ride a Pinarello.

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sat Oct 06, 2012 00:09 am

stigofthedump wrote:Alan Sugar. Used to own Spurs. Does ride a Pinarello.


a horrible red and yellow one!

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why would you pick that colour? (unless you're a patriotic Spaniard)

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby rodgers73 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 18:44 pm

I heard that injured footballers were told to get out on a bike to keep their fitness up without doing any damage.

So, I expect that most of them have been on a bike at some time...

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby wiffachip » Sat Oct 06, 2012 20:07 pm

y33stu wrote:Former Newcastle player Robbie Elliot is now a keen cyclist. He's undertaking a hell of trek too to raise money for The Bobby Robson Foundation. Well worth a look.

http://www.robbieelliottfoundation.com/


there's a mini sportive on 10 Nov from Ponteland to celebrate the end of their trip. could be tempted

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby ThomThom » Sat Oct 06, 2012 20:10 pm

Omar Little wrote:Fabrizio Ravanelli (ex Italian international, Juventus and Middlesbrough) started his own cycling team after he retired from football...think he is the training partner of Bennati during the off season


Fabrizio 'Silver Fox' Ravanelli is a legend.

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby mallorcajeff » Sun Oct 07, 2012 16:00 pm

I know 0% about football but from what I read in the media John Terry seems to be fond of the odd bike.

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Postby De Sisti » Sun Oct 07, 2012 16:49 pm

rodgers73 wrote:I heard that injured footballers were told to get out on a bike to keep their fitness up without doing any damage.
So, I expect that most of them have been on a bike at some time...

That'll be static bikes you're thinking about. Footballers are prized assets for clubs, so they would be
very reluctant to encourage them to ride on roads, where there's a (albeit small) possibility of them
being knocked off their bikes and sustaining injuries.

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby dw300 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 19:14 pm

De Sisti wrote:
rodgers73 wrote:I heard that injured footballers were told to get out on a bike to keep their fitness up without doing any damage.
So, I expect that most of them have been on a bike at some time...

That'll be static bikes you're thinking about. Footballers are prized assets for clubs, so they would be
very reluctant to encourage them to ride on roads, where there's a (albeit small) possibility of them
being knocked off their bikes and sustaining injuries.


Yeh, this. ^^

"Wayne Rooney was knocked off his bike in a hit-and-run incident whilst out training today. There were no witnesses, but Rooney described the offending car as a sky blue Aston Martin DBS .."
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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby Mouth » Sun Oct 07, 2012 23:01 pm

As all North American sports do the NHL (ice hockey to us mere mortals) holds a scouting combine every year before the 'draft' and this normally includes an hours session on a static bike which basically simulates stop-start hockey game conditions sort of like an interval session I guess. It enables the scouts/coaches/medical people to identify how quickly a player can recover from certain exertions too. Interestingly in the last couple of years this test has shown up a couple of kids with severe heart defects who shouldn't be doing much more than carrying a bag of groceries.

Some of what they look for is referred to here:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=5647 ... nhl-search
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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby ThomThom » Sun Oct 07, 2012 23:03 pm

mallorcajeff wrote:I know 0% about football but from what I read in the media John Terry seems to be fond of the odd bike.


Only the white ones then..

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Re: Footballing people who get on their bikes...

Postby Pross » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:14 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:
stigofthedump wrote:Alan Sugar. Used to own Spurs. Does ride a Pinarello.


a horrible red and yellow one!

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why would you pick that colour? (unless you're a patriotic Spaniard)


He should give that to me, at least it matches my club kit (unlike his Garmin mess!)


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