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Peter Hawkins – “if you do the work you do see the fruits of your labours”

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Our pal Viktor has been hard at work; it’s not everyone who could do his job, those long hours huddled over a computer screen, day in, day out – checking those Belgian cycling results websites.

Lifting his head only to make another coffee (“sometimes my fingertips tingle with the caffeine“), or to phone me;

“Ed, there’s a boy you should be talking to…”

And that’s how I came to be parked up in a lay-by talking to 25 year-old Irishman Peter Hawkins on the mobile; he was on his way from Edinburgh Airport to a friend’s wedding in Newcastle.