The worst thing about going to the Tour?
‘Cold turkey’ is tough – Dave and I used to go to a kermis on the Monday after the Tour finished to ease our ‘crash.’
And last year Callum and I went to the post Tour crit in Aalst.
Not this year however because we flew home from Geneva.
But our man Callum found another solution; he got himself down to the ‘Ride London’ race; whilst we had to watch it on TV – with no coverage of the crucial last few K.
But Callum let us have some pictures – we hope you like them.
It’s a whole weekend of cycle sport with the ladies racing on the Saturday then sportivs on the Sunday before the pros take the stage.
Distances were 46 and 100 miles, as I recall.
It’s ‘all in a good cause’ with many riders getting themselves sponsored for charity to do the ride.
But just because you can afford a nice machine and the entry fee for a sportive it doesn’t mean you know anything about bikes…
The Johns Ambulance were there for the inevitable ‘fingers in the chainrings’ – that’s not so bad on gears, I did it once with a fixed and almost chopped my thumb off.
I can still hear the ‘crunch!’
There could be no complaints about the parcours, taking in some of London’s most famous landmarks.