Talk of the Town: Popemobile leaves Chris in the shade

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THE Evening News told yesterday how Sir Chris Hoy’s own-brand bike was about to hit the streets, priced from £550 to £1350.

if you thought that was expensive, how about the new pedal-powered Popemobile? Francis has shown his green credentials . . . but with a £175,000 price tag, surely he should have consulted our Chris.

Is that not good luck, Lynsey?

IT’S seen a sign of luck – so surely only good things await city track star Lynsey Sharp.

The Olympic 800m runner, whose dad is ex-sprinter Cameron Sharp, is preparing to quit the UK temporarily for a training stint in the slightly warmer climes of California.

But these great islands left her something to remember them by – when a passing bird made its mark.

The 22-year-old, who recently swapped her Meadowbank training base for better facilities at Loughborough University, made her parting shot on Twitter as she packed her bags.

Lynsey, a semi-finalist in her discipline during the 2012 London Games, told followers: “Last session in the UK. Got s*** on by a bird. Goooodbye!”

The cream of the bunch

TOTT tips its hat to the perseverance of the owner of the ice cream van – snapped by CW Thomas on Twitter – who rocked up in Cramond as the snow started to fall.

Who counts cornflakes?

THE Premier Inn hotel on Princes Street has marked its first anniversary with some vital statistics.

It says its 162 guests a day have munched through one million cornflakes and scrubbed with 2000 gallons of soap.