Bike pure – a quiet revolution .

[youtube=]As I opened the Sunday papers yesterday I was confronted with images of anti war protesters being arrested for violent conduct . This seems like a contradiction in terms to me . If a person feels passionate about their opposition to war , which is violence on a grand scale , why would they resort to small scale violence ?

Mother Theresa was once asked to attend an anti war protest which she refused to do but said that she would be more than willing to attend a Pro peace rally . Whilst their seems to be a common goal , the mindset is totally different .

Cycling has a problem with doping and there are a large amount of anti doping campaigners who want to eliminate drugs in the sport . Most have good intentions but some seem to have personal vendettas against certain riders or cycling officials .

The anti doping tests that are carried out may also have an inherent flaw . The deterrent aspect is good but cyclists by their nature are competitive . The drug tests are seen by some as just another opponent to be beaten . Some riders live in a bubble where success and winning is all that matters . They do not spend much time thinking about whether they may be cheating or not .

This is where an organisation like Bike pure comes in . A movement which focuses on cyclists who choose to compete with integrity and honesty . There is no pressure on a rider to join but the number of pros who do is growing all the time . The blue headset spacer or wristband are subtle ways for a rider to show his family , supporters and sponsors that he has chosen to ride clean . It also gives amateur cyclists and fans a chance to show their support for a clean sport .

To see the amount of underage and junior riders who now have the blue headset spacer on their bikes gives great hope for the future of the sport . In years to come Bike pure may be seen as one of the main factors to have cleaned up the sport of cycling !

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4 thoughts on “Bike pure – a quiet revolution .

  • September 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I’ve been following Bikepure for while now and am constantly blown away by the achievements of Andy and Myles. Bike pure is massive but I cant help wondering what the end goal is? Do they have any ‘clout’ in changing the drug culture within cycling or is it simply a feel good, look at me factor on offer for clean cyclists.

    I hope Bikepure can make a difference and would encourage Andy and Myles to keep up the great work but until the UCI play ball will anything change?


    • September 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm

      Andy ,

      I do think that Bike pure are making a difference by going down a different avenue to the governing body . Perhaps they have more independence this way .

      Mick ,

      We should have bands and spacers back in the shop for the weekend . See you then !


  • September 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Barry any of those bike pure wristbands in the shop

  • September 7, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I’m a proud wearer of the blue band for sometime now and have been pleasantly surprised by the positive reaction i’ve received from people enquiring as to its meaning.

    Don’t sit in the back seat whinging about the damage doping is doing to our sport, get off your ass and SIGNUP !!!!

    WE NOW HAVE A VOICE, LETS BE HEARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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