Set Google Alert to find news stories about 'bicycling' and your inbox will fill with US national and provincial newspapers gassing on about the merits of cycling versus the rising costs of filling SUVs with (highly-subsidised) petrol. But for General James L. Jones, the top-ranking US soldier in Europe, cycling isn't something he does to save the planet, it's a mind-clearer...

Supreme Allied Commander plugs cycling as US newspapers fill with gas vs bike stories

In the US military in-house mag Stars and Stripes, General Jones – the highest ranking US soldier in Europe – waxes lyrical about his daily cycle commute to work:

"It’s an absolutely essential part of my day. It’s mind-clearing, invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out."


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