Sporting loyalty is all about the triumph of hope over experience.
Maybe you stand in a cold field, singing out of tune and waving your scarf instead of doing the sensible thing and wearing it, while your team crashes to their twentieth successive defeat.
Or else you climb a high hill, spray-paint your heroes' names on the road, then wait two hours in the rain for a fleeting, blurred glimpse of them as they hurtle past at 70kph.
Either way, you can say, in Max Boyce's immortal words,'I was there!'.
A b&w conversion of my favourite picture from last week's Tour of Britain cycle race.
Thanks for looking,
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