I was in Butlers, browsing the sale and overheard a young racing snake talking about watching a 4th cat race. Now for all those not in the know, the 4th Cats are the minnows, the complete newbies. Below is my half recollection of what our correspondant had to say:-
'The 4th Cats were chaos, they were not taking the corners properl,y following the racing line. They cut right in and kept peddling. I knew somebody was going down. Well the surface was like this sandpaper. I said, there's gonna be spill here, lets go and keep an eye out. Sure enough, crash, over they go. With that sandpaper stuff it took their skin right off, right off.'
That was a promotional message from British cycling.