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Mick Bradshaw – “My heart was completely shagged from 30 years of red-lining it”

"That’s 36 years I've been with the G.S. Metro - the main entry requirement is that you can hold your liquor.”

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I’ve checked the legendary Italian ‘CONI’ cyclists training manual but can find no mention of it.

I’m talking about ‘Kestrel Super Lager’, 9% by volume.

But that was the ‘recovery drink’ of choice of a certain Mick Bradshaw; one of the fastest time testers around in the 70’s and 80’s and 1988 RTTC 50 Mile Time Trial Champion.

‘Legend’ is a word bandied around these days but for this small gentleman from the North East, it’s wholly appropriate.

Here’s what he had to say to VeloVeritas, recently.