The Wahooligan Way
Rule #1 //
Spectators will be fully clothed UNLESS temperatures reach 15 degrees
Rule #2 //
If it's not on #Strava it didn't happen.
Rule #3 //
Any spectator found not to be either whooping or cheering shall be banished to the Tower of London!
- Joe Strudwick
Rule #4 //
If someone pushes in front of you to get a better view, puff out your cheeks and mutter "well, really....!" Before doing .....nothing.
Rule #5 //
All emotional outbursts must be strictly limited to a hearty 'well done old bean'
Rule #6 //
Whilst on UK roads, for support we shout "GO ON MY SON!" and not "ALLEZ!"
Rule #7 //
If you are not in kit, being paid, and riding a bike, then GET OFF the road!!!
Rule #8 //
One may not describe any of the race action tour caravan or riders using French terminology. It's not peleton it's bunch etc.
Rule #9 //
Only stand and get out of your seat if a rider gets out of his #wahooligans
Rule #10 //
If you own a large dog that likes to chase bikes ... don't bring it with you!
- Richard Brown
Rule #11 //
All beer or ale consumed whilst watching cycling must be craft beer! Accompanied with a good slice of cake..
Rule #12 //
Animals and children should be kept on a lead.
- Colin Hol
Rule #13 //
In order to protect the flora and fauna, spectators must pee in their water bottle for proper storage.
- Mike Stashak
Rule #14 //
Don't moan when the tdf is on its only for 3 weeks when eastenders is on all year.
Rule #15 //
Don't wear full lycra unless you're also going to go to the football in full kit, with 21 other guys, and a set of goalposts.t moan when the tdf is on its only for 3 weeks when eastenders is on all year.
- Ben Ranner
Rule #16 //
You must watch full live coverage on Eurosport and then watch the highlight shows on ITV and Eurosport later.
Rule #17 //
Don't run after the riders, unless you know you can out sprint them on the hills.
- Ben Simmonds
Rule #18 //
Shave your legs. Reason: You don't need one, you're a cyclist!
- Bruce Karsten
Rule #19 //
"Chapeau!" is a phrase best reserved for over-excitable continental types. One may express "Jolt Good Show, Old Chap" in exceptional circumstances, such as winning the French thing on a Boris Bike.
- Simon Morgan
Rule #20 //
When cycle touring two most important rules 1) never go backwards 2) you can have a beer as long as you've had coffee first.
- Joel Levitt
Rule #21 //
Don't lay a hand on the cyclist, you are not worthy.
- Pat Bennison
Rule #22 //
Cycling hats must be worn for the entire duration of the TDF, especially to work.
Rule #23 //
Saddles, bars, and tires shall be carefully matched.
- Jesper Johannesen
Rule #24 //
Do not step in front of oncoming cyclist or bunch with your camera they are closer than you think!
- Olwen Melling
Rule #25 //
One simply does not wear mixed kit ie sky jersey and quickstep shorts
- Kieran Kirk Rule
Rule #26 //
Chips are the food of champions!
Rule #27 //
Fancy dress is essential.
- Cindy M
Rule #28 //
Cheer louder than the person next to you.
- Thomas Cieslik
Rule #29 //
Whatever the weather, ensure that your knotted handkerchief is clean.
- Tony Knott
Rule #30 //
Viva la Yorkshire, embrace our French friends with some wine and a pasty!
- Jerry M
Rule #31 //
Rain makes the cycling fan stronger!
- Emma Lent
Rule #32 //
Paint everything yellow, including yourself.
- Adam Simson
Rule #33 //
Countryside Yorkshiremen, GET OUT THE WAY
Rule #34 // Spectators are there to watch the riders not themselves on TV. Stand back, pay attention.
Rule #35 //
Keep your selfie camera, your child, your dog and yourself on a short leash well back from the riders'.
Rule #36 //
Until your see the black "FIN DE COURSE" van pass you there may still be other riders so keep off the course.
- Ben Taylor
Rule #37 //
Yellow shades are a must!
- Stu Plows
Rule #38 //
Can't see the sea = no flip flops
- Ben Morgan
Rule #39 //
No comments to fellow spectating cyclists involving the words "You were lucky" Example:- "You were lucky! Ah rode oop Alp D'huez wit backpack unt 30 whole pand oft bleck puddin."
- Tim Barthorpe
Rule #40 //
Local ale must be consumed... non of that continental larger stuff!!!
- Richard Perry
Rule #41 //
Waterproofs a must.
- Adam Collinge
Rule #42 //
Clap the progression of the peloton, never cheer.
- Steve Saville
Rule #43 //
Don't forget the brolly.
- Andy Watkins
Rule #44 //
Drive on the LEFT!!!
- Kieron Gasgoine
Rule #45 //
Don't run up hills next to the riders - you'll spill your cup of tea.
- Sandy Ginger
Rule #46 //
Do not apply the "No, after you" rule at the finishing line.
- Christine Cox
Rule #47 //
It's polite to queue up behind Team Sky...
- Melanie Carlton
Rule #48 //
Pinky out while holding tea
- Michael Montazeri
Rule #49 //
Don't push in to get a space at the barrier . Some people get there hours before to ensure a good spot . I have developed good elbows on the Champs Élysées.
- Kath Littlewood
Rule #50 //
When streaming live coverage to the phone always ask the bill payers permission first.
- Steve Allinson
Not matter what you're doing it, life would be would be better if you were on your bike.
- Ian Wedgewood
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