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Old 10-27-12, 10:48
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Hello,
5 Live Investigates at the BBC is trying it find out if doping is an issue in amateur cycling.
We have been told a lot amateur cyclists in the past took drugs used to treat asthma and sometimes amphetamines.
If you can tell us whether or not this is happening now then I’d love to hear from you. Our conversation would be in confidence and for research purposes only. I’m just trying to find out if doping in amateur cycling is something I should spend time looking into or if it no longer happens.
My direct line is 020 3614 0956 and my email is kirsteen dot knight@bbc.co.uk
If you are concerned that I am who I say I am please Google “Kirsteen Knight” + BBC or just Goggle my email address. You will see a small trail where I have looked for people to help me with stories in the past.
Best wishes and thanks for your help.
Kirsteen.
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Old 11-01-12, 22:59
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You will find 'doping' in ALL amateur sports lol!
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Old 11-04-12, 00:01
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We have been told a lot amateur cyclists in the past took drugs used to treat asthma and sometimes amphetamines.
I've been told a lot of journalists take painkillers against headaches..

And yes cyclist have a great risk of developing asthma.
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Is it an issue?

Dunno.

I was surprised to find out that doping was going on at the local amateur level.

This was back in the 70s and 80s and I didn't think the prestige or the possibility of a free tire warranted drug use.

Awe heck, maybe that's just me?

Years later I crossed paths with some 'gym rats.' Once they found out I was a cyclist they told me that they remembered when

back in the 80s how excited members of the ****** *******cycling team were when their Stanozolol arrived.

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