I’ll do anything for my art… or for my cycling.
Did you ever see the piece I did for The Western Morning News about having my legs waxed? More and more MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) are doing it, so I thought I’d have a try.
Go on, it’s well worth a read…
Photos by the amazing David Taylor.
“Ready?” asked Lisa, cheerily.
“Ready,” I replied.
In fact, I was having second thoughts, but it was a bit late to call it off now.
I lay back and the first layer of warm wax was applied to my leg.
I’m one of that ever-growing group of unfit men who’ve turned to cycling in an attempt to gain control over their wayward waistlines.
Chris McGuire, West Magazine: ‘Wax on, wax off…’
“I don’t look silly do I?” I asked my girlfriend, the first time I squeezed into cycling kit. Her reply was brutally honest.
“You’re standing there head to toe in Lycra so tight I can tell what you had for lunch and you’re asking me if you look silly?”