In the latest Friends Special Orla Chennaoui travels to the Isle of Man to try and learn, in the company of Mark Cavendish, the secrets of a cycling culture that has produced an extraordinary number of good cyclists.

As well as Cavendish she meets Dot Tilbury, the woman credited with introducing lots of young kids to the sport. And she joins Andrew Roche, the former top rider who is now looking after the Isle of Man’s Commonwealth Games team, to follow the Games squad on a training ride.

 
 
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