Module 3 Reading Response Post 1

Rendell – “An Ocean of Air”

Rendell’s work opens with really powerful imagery of the tour de France, he vividly describes the physical strain that the riders undergo throughout the duration of the bicycle race, but he also emphasizes the perseverance shown by the cyclists; “if lungs and legs are still intact there is no giving up.” Rendell then goes on to emphasise the importance of teamwork in cycling. He discusses how difficult bike races can be as it is so easy to lose by just parts of a second. In saying this he looks into why it is so important for cyclists to work with their team, he talks about how if one person is left behind the entire team is impacted, therefore it is important that everyone is aware of their team mates and willing to make sacrifices for them if they need to.

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