horizon wrote:... So: is the Guardian silly?
Not for a newspaper. Silly is better than repulsive anyway (some other newspapers).
Agreed. But then I think that question is rather leading, and inviting of 'Tea Shop' type off topic 'discussion', as has been touched upon. Or am I being cynical, Mr Horizon?
I don't believe any other UK newspaper promotes cycling, at least so regularly and enthusiastically. This article is perhaps the editorial team being willing to put another type of cycle orientated feature in print.
As for referring to a Roberts being made to last a lifetime, well, from what I hear of their reputation, it may be so, if used carefully, otherwise, it's a standard figure of speech
, call it cliche or platitude if you please, but, to take it literally and come up with possible scenarios where it wouldn't (or would) do so, is a tad silly.