July 2014 – Update
Sorry guys, it’s been a while since I updated my blog. Been really busy lately and unfortunately something has to give.
So what have I been up too?
As you are no doubt aware this year’s Tour de France started in Yorkshire, and yes I did decide that I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to see it in person. My last visit to Le Tour was in 2007.
Now that I think back on it, was it worth a 500 mile round trip for 30 seconds of cycling? Of course it was, and you know I’ll do it again.
I did snap a couple of videos of the race and convoy which you can see below.
I only stayed for the first stage as I needed to get back to the south for a race on the Sunday which brings me nicely to another part of my life that has been distracting me from my blog.
I have recently passed my first assessment with British Cycling and have now become a Regional Circuit Commissaire. I’m still an Assistant Road Commissaire as I need another few road races under my belt first.
I have been a Commissaire at races since May, at least 2 a week and my knowledge and confidence has grown considerably. I love it!
Interaction at the races with the riders, event staff, promoters and parents has lead me to the conclusion that I will no longer post information about being a Commissaire on my blog, Facebook and Twitter as I do not want to be put in a position of looking like I play favorites. I don’t, but I want to be seen to be fair to all.
Now that Le Tour has finished it is time for me to start thinking about The Tour Of Britain. The course looks great and I can’t wait. They will be publishing the full route information shortly and once this is available I will be planning routes and viewing points. Time to get the technology I want in the car sorted as well!
On a different note, I have been thinking about getting another tattoo. I have two, one on the arm, Fido Dido riding a skateboardand an English rose on my right leg. I want one on my left leg and have chosen the logo of The Tour Of Britain that they used for the first 10 years. It has been a massive part of my life for the past 10 years and I want to mark the achievement. (Hopefully my Mum and Dad aren’t reading this, passionate dislike for tattoos)
This is it….