Cycling

Cycling Tarifa To Nordkapp: The Limerick

Having little to do on this ship is wonderful. I’ve read a book in just over a day, snoozed for many hours and have now put my mind to poetry. I give you the limerick of the cycle from Tarifa to Nordkapp! Can anyone do better?

There once was a man from Elland*,

Who cycled his way to a land,

Far away, without pay, for many a day,

And now he’s substantially tanned!

(*This does require ‘Elland’, the town in Yorkshire from whence I come, to be pronounced ‘El-and’. It’s nowhere near Elland Road by the way…)

UPDATE, 9pm

A couple of limericks posted in the comments to this post. The first is from Steve:

From North of the M62

Came pedalling writer, Andrew

With Reggie the bike, they cycled the sights

In places most only dream to.

The second from Peter:

There once was a man from Elland

With his bike Reggie the Ridgeback so grand

They pedalled for miles, over mountains and styles

I hope everything went as you planned.

I’m impressed!

UPDATE, August 3rd, 9am

A contribution from this guy who goes by the name of ‘DavidB’. Could it be Mr Posh Spice himself?

A chap from Elland called Sykes, 

Was obsessed with the riding of bikes, 

From the southern tip of Spain, through sunshine and rain, 

To nordkapp a place he quite likes!

Don’t give up the football Becks!

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  1. A chap from Elland called Sykes, was obsessed with the riding of bikes, from the southern tip of Spain, through sunshine and rain, to nordkapp a place he quite likes

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  2. there once was a man from Elland
    with his bike Reggie the ridgeback so grand
    they pedalled for miles, over mountains and styles
    I hope everything went as you planned

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Off the hip but here goes…..

    From North of the M62
    Came pedalling writer, Andrew
    With Reggie the bike, they cycled
    the sights
    In places most only dream to.

    Liked by 1 person

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