Singletrack Magazine Issue 124 : Grayson Perry, Bloke On A Bike

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The artist and TV personality Grayson Perry is famously a keen mountain biker. Hannah travelled to his north London studio to discover that the legend might be overshadowing the reality. 

Words & Photography hannah

I’d seen a few articles about Grayson Perry in which his love of mountain biking had been mentioned. One notable example appeared with the click-bait headline ‘Cycling is the perfect sport for transvestites’. I wasn’t especially interested in his choice of attire (or even tyre…), but I did think it would be interesting to see what this Turner Prize-winning artist might have to say about mountain biking. After all, he’s perhaps as well known for his TV shows examining themes of community, personality, self and masculinity as he is for his pots, tapestries and other artworks. Such themes are surely relevant to mountain biking?

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