bikewithnoname wrote:ave wrote:I hope real fans will not pay. It's just not right.
Leave the tickets for non-cyclist Cav fans.
If you want to watch Cav you'll be at the Mall, he isn't going to be anywhere but in the bunch on the Box Hill section. I guess you're not a fan...
You seem to insinuate that "real cyclists" don't pay to watch their sport? If you're a "real cyclist" in the UK you HAVE to pay to watch your sport. the Classics, Giro, Tour of California etc are only on pay TV (unless you use an illegal streaming site of course, but that's your moral dilema), or you need to travel to the continent, which wasn't free the last time I tried.
artray, you don't mind paying to fly to see races abroad but won't pay 15 quid to watch it in your backyard? really?
I'd pay £15 to see the worlds best (sort of) go past 9 times, its less than a pie and a pint in my local.
And yes I live in London, which means I pay toward the games through my council tax, and I happen to think the Olympics are a good thing, stop bitching about the cost and enjoy it.
The Road race IS FREE just not on Box Hill or the Mall, the Olympics is a business and it has been since LA, get used to it
In fairness there is a material difference between paying say £15 a month to Virgin because you need to do so to get all the "free"view channels, including Eurosport, and paying at the gate for a sport that is almost always otherwise free.
Also, the Olympics is a business of course, but the organisers ever so slightly downplay that, no?