"What is this endless fascination with going fast? The need for speed may have been as asset in days of yore when catching prey – or escaping predators – were prerequisites for staying alive, but now? It’s mainly for thrills and spills in our cossetted modern Western lifestyles. There is no pressing need for all this rushing around, is there?"
From our latest issue based around the concept of Speed, an essay on the delights of taking your time, slowing right down and enjoying the delights nature has to offer - back to basics cycling, essentially. With contributions from Jack Thurston and recommendations for a chilled ride in the countryside.
Words by Ian Cleverly, read by Phil Wright.