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A celebration of the astonishing blind cyclists at the Paralympic Games.

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Blind speed
Eyes provided by another up front
Stoking in faith
The track fuzzy or black
From the back
Of a fixed wheel
Racing tandem
The world banks on a tilt
On a bicycle built
For two

All on feel
All on trust
All on commitment
With the initial standing thrust
From the gate
I'm overtaken
By awe that ironically

I didn't see coming

.the end

 

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For those people in Edinburgh the Cyclepoet will be performing at the Luminate Poetry Slam on Sunday 14th October @7.30pm, at the Ghillie Dhu in Rutland Place.

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