Letter: Beat the bonk

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Beat the bonk

Sir: When I was a girl in 1940 and went for bike rides with a friend (whose family came from East Anglia), she referred to the acute bottom- ache we got from riding the utility bicycle saddles of the time as "the bonk". Of course, the expression could well have had an earthier origin but she wouldn't have known that.

BARBARA DOUCH

Wellingborough

Northamptonshire

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