Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

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Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby brooksby » 19 Feb 2020, 9:04am

Well, Louis Therous has earned the ire of the Sun's sleb journalists, by admitting that he doesn't wear a helmet when cycling and has occasionally cycled whilst under the influence of cycling.

I admire his nerve for admitting it, irrespective of whether or not I entirely agree with him (yes on helmets, no on drinking-and-riding).

THEROOPS! Louis Theroux confesses he regularly cycles drunk without wearing a helmet

LOUIS THEROUX is one of the wisest blokes on the box – but his latest confession is not the brightest thing he’s ever said.

The documentary maker has admitted he refuses to wear a helmet while cycling on main roads in London, where he lives.

When asked if he wears a helmet, Louis said: “No, I don’t. A lot of people, especially friends and my wife too, they’re not happy about that.

“I wish I had a really good reason.

“The only good reason I can give you is I have been cycling my whole life.

“When I was 11, I used to cycle from Wandsworth all the way along the Upper Richmond Road to school in East Sheen, which is about four miles each way.

“I do have lights. I do wear a fluorescent jacket.

“I’m not a danger freak. I’m not trying to get knocked over.

“It’s much more that I try and make my life as simple as possible, and a helmet just seems like one more complicating factor.

“You have to drag it around. I love bikes and I love cycling around. It makes you feel good about connecting with your body, you listen to a podcast.”

And in a move that is sure to infuriate road-safety campaigners, Louis admitted he is no stranger to drinking while on two wheels.

He added: “I have done it. I don’t recommend doing it. It’s a good feeling. You feel very free.”

Trust me, Louis. You wouldn’t feel free if you ended up in a cast.

Do not drink and ride, everyone.



https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/10990613/louis-theroux-cycle-drunk-without-helmet/

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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby Oldjohnw » 19 Feb 2020, 9:10am

The Sun, being The Sun, would argue the other way next week if the story suited them.
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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby mattheus » 19 Feb 2020, 9:22am

brooksby wrote:Well, Louis Therous has earned the ire of the Sun's sleb journalists
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Say no more. That is enough information to impress me already, even if I didn't already know of Mr Theroux :)

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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Feb 2020, 9:25am

Is he related to the more famous Paul T?
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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby Mike Sales » 19 Feb 2020, 9:31am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Is he related to the more famous Paul T?


Son of. More famous? Depends whether you are a reader or a TV viewer. Brother of Marcel.

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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby horizon » 19 Feb 2020, 11:41am

I took Old Patagonian Express with me on my last trip. It's a bit passe now (rich white man travelling through poor Central American villages) but still brilliant.

Now back to the Sun. It's nice to think they care about the consequences of the actions of most of their readers, even if wearing a helmet is the wrong conclusion.
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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby PH » 19 Feb 2020, 3:26pm

brooksby wrote: cycled whilst under the influence of cycling.

Is there any other way?

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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby brooksby » 19 Feb 2020, 10:36pm

PH wrote:
brooksby wrote: cycled whilst under the influence of cycling.

Is there any other way?


Yeah, stupid typo I've just noticed.

Should be "cycled whilst under the influence of alcohol".

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Re: Louis Theroux earns the scorn of the Sun

Postby Phil Fouracre » 21 Feb 2020, 8:51am

Well, he’s just gone up in my opinion! :-)
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