It’s nearly 7 a.m. when I roll up to the starting line of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Next Sunday, the venue will fill up with some 300,000 cheering fans for the Indy 500, the most popular auto racing event in the world. But today the stands are empty, and the only spectators are a few pit-crew members and track staff preparing for an action-packed day of practice. Even so, my neck hairs stand at attention. I may be in the saddle of a Giant TCR Advanced road bike, not an IndyCar cockpit, but it’s a special moment nonetheless. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below For fans, the 2.5-mile oval is the high church of auto racing, and I’ll be riding with the current holy trinity of the IndyCar series: Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon, and Alexander Rossi. Between the four of us, we’ve won three Indy 500s and one Lawrence Criterium cat 5 race. Ironically, perhaps, I join the ride on Bike to Work Day. The three drivers just happen to work this month in the world’s … [Read more...] about Biking the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy 500’s Legendary Racetrack
IT'S five years since the murder of Lee Rigby, and his mum has paid tribute to the fusilier on the important anniversary. Here we take a look back at the brutal murder - an event which shocked the nation on May 22, 2013. Who was Lee Rigby? Fusilier Lee Rigby, 25, from Middleton, Greater Manchester, was a drummer in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He had served in Cyprus, Germany and Afghanistan before becoming a recruiter with ceremonial duties at the Tower of London. At the time of his death, he had separated from his wife Rebecca, mum of his two-year-old son Jack, and was engaged to his fiancee Aimee West. Lee supported forces charity Help 4 Heroes and was wearing a branded hoodie when he was targeted outside his barracks in Woolwich, South East London. His family paid tribute to him on what would have been his 30th birthday on July 4 2017. Mum Lyn Rigby said she misses him "every hour, every day". She said: “My heart still bursts with pride at every minute of … [Read more...] about When was Lee Rigby’s death, who were his killers and how old would the soldier be now?
MARJORIE Diehl-Armstrong was convicted for her part in a bank robbery that ended up with a pizza delivery guy Brian Wells exploding. Here is a briefing on the woman convicted of hatching the plot. When was Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong's trial? Ringleader Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong went on trial in 2011 accused of dreaming up the bank robbery plot to pay for a hit-man to kill her father so she could bag her inheritance. She was was convicted of armed bank robbery, conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery and of using a destructive device in a crime. She was sentenced to life in prison but died in 2017. Her involvement in the failed 2003 bank raid was the subject of a four part Netflix documentary called Evil Genius. Did she kill 'pizza bomber' Brian Wells? She was never convicted of murdering delivery man Brian Wells, 46, but rather being involved in the raid that led to his death. But Mr Wells' family believe he was actually a hostage and had been forced to carry out the raid. Seconds … [Read more...] about When was Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong’s trial, did she kill ‘pizza bomber’ Brian Wells and when did she date Bill Rothstein?
AN ALDI regular was horrified after he bit into a cheese and onion sandwich from the budget supermarket – and broke his tooth on a stone inside it. Chris Saitta, 38, received £400 from the Germain retailer to repair his shattered incisor but has vowed to only return "in emergencies". The security worker of Ancoats, Manchester, said as he took his third bite from the sarnie he heard a crunching noise before blood started gushing from his mouth. He then reached inside his mouth and pulled out a stone that had been inside the filling. Chris, who had been a customer of the German chain for eight years, said: “As I took the bite I heard this awful, crunching noise and then felt excruciating pain. “I looked in the mirror and realised half of my tooth was missing and blood was just pouring out my mouth. “I phoned my dentist who told me to take paracetamol before coming in to check it. Then I felt inside my mouth and pulled out a stone. “I was disgusted … [Read more...] about Aldi shopper breaks tooth biting into a STONE in a cheese and onion sandwich
KFC Malaysia is now selling its famed fried chicken Mac and Cheese at breakfast time. The fast-food chain revealed its restaurants in the Asian country are opening early to sell customers its new dishes. The delicious looking dish consists of its trademark Zinger chicken chunks, fresh macaroni and nacho cheesy sauce on top. The tasty pasta based treat is available from midnight to 11am and costs just over £1. In a post on its Instagram page, KFC Malaysia confirmed that the dish is available to buy at its 24-hour breakfast restaurants. Some KFC's in Britain are open at 10 am so could technically be considered to serve "breakfast" leading to hope the dish could be rolled out here. The fast food giant however hasn't said whether or not the tasty treat, which is also available in the USA, is bound for Britain. KFC Malaysia's latest message read: “Have a cheesy Sahur with the all-new KFC Mac & Cheese with fresh macaroni and Nacho Cheesy Sauce! “Available from 12am … [Read more...] about KFC Malaysia is now selling fried chicken flavour mac and cheese at BREAKFAST… so could it be coming here soon too?