One of the witch children is just off the phone.
He is in Pitlochry in Scotland and has completed the Etape Caledonia cycle ride this morning. Nearly 4000 cyclists took part in the 80 mile cycle.
No, he didn’t win.
He was phoning to tell me that the race had to be halted because someone had spread thousands of carpet tacks over the road at a place about 40 miles into the race.
Many cyclists came off their bikes and there were many more punctures but apparently no serious injuries.
Someone in that part of the island does not like having any roads closed on a Sunday.
The unintended consequences of his / her / their action was that the roads were closed for very much longer than intended, and a court case will probably follow.
What were the intended consequences?
Fractured legs, fractured spines, fractured skulls, brain haemorrhages?
Does this criminal(s) know the speed these bikes reach when they are racing?
Sure enough, there it was reported on the BBC Scotland website.
I read the report out to The Witch Child.
And then he went off for a shower.
a red apple ……………………
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