Letter to the Guardian: active oldies

My very smug letter to the Guardian in response to one accusing us oldies of sitting on our butts all day long:

Over-70s leading a locked-down life (Letters, 7 June)? Ha. After finishing writing my book on British Railways last week, on Sunday I ran 10km on Hampstead Heath (66 mins), cycled to Paddington, then seven hilly miles from Charlbury to Great Tew to keep wicket for the Rain Men for 35 overs (1 st, 1 c). My batting was less impressive (6), but I returned the same way, bringing my total cycling that day to nearly 30 miles. I am 72 in August.

Christian Wolmar

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