Soleus [soh-lee-uh s] Maximus – The God of Cycling
Back when Zeus was an amateur and Achilles was play fighting with his shadow there lived a hard man, a beast of a man – Soleus. He was the god of cycling. Immortalised in the minds of aspiring hard men for centuries to come due to his relentless pursuit of pain and suffering on two wheels. Soleus will be remembered forever as the first man to ride a bike into battle.
Soleus started as a servant, a domestique, to the great warriors, riding their food, drink and supplies to the front line. He soon found himself picking up a sword and taking it to the enemy. One day in a particular fierce battle that had lasted for 3 weeks he finished off the last of the enemy. He turned around to celebrate with his army, but found that they had all been left behind. Realising he had single-handedly defeated the enemy he put his arms in the air in victory while riding across the battle line.