That’s enough of a head start… Fire!
This blog is proud to bring you, for the first time ever, photos of the Belgian sport of cyclist hunting. A match consists of two teams – the “pedalers,” with their festive regalia and jaunty helmets, and the “huge cannon-shooters,” with, well, their massive field pieces and really heavy cannonballs. That’s the team you want to be on if you have a choice.
While this sport is growing in popularity, it has not yet eclipsed the other so-called “history buff sport,” golfer hunting.
The pack of riders cycles pass spectators dressed in historical military costumes during the second stage of the 94th Tour de France cycling race between Dunkerque and the Belgian city of Ghent, July 9, 2007. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann