So back to cycling. On Sunday I took Sam for a spin around he cyclocross track at the bottom of Rothwell Rec. Here's the route and there's a video of how he got on.
With Niamh needing lots of looking after I couldn't ride today due to taking Sam to his Saturday morning sailing at Pitsford. As he sailed away I took the opportunity to have a 29r ride around the reservoir. I've always felt that Pitsford and in particular Brixworth Country Park are a fantastic resource for the county. There's something for everyone here as the 7 mile circuit is popular with walkers, runners and of course cyclists. It also has a stack of geocaches if that's your thing. The fly fishers were out in force today and of course there was the sailors. My aim was to do four laps but after bumping into a mate and his kids and having a good catch up I stopped at three. Besides the Test match had started and there's nothing more satisfying that beating Australians at cricket. As I type the Aussies are 6 down, so there's lovely! As per usual riding my bike filled me with joy and I'm sure people think I'm a bit deranged as I grin away. Who cares, I love cycling. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
What a great week it's been for sport, Wimblebore aside. The Tour de France has been excellent. I really feel for Tony Martin who has done a 'Niamh,' to his collarbone. Really nice bloke who deserved a few extra days in yellow. The usual drama of 'when will Cav get a stage win?' Ended yesterday when he got revenge on Andre the Giant Greipel and of course Team Sky have a British rider in the box seat as Chris Froome already wears yellow.
Ok so now for a new feature in the cycling blog. Many of you have been asking about my Dad's special blue product, the energy drink that we loved so much on D2D. This video shows you how it's made. Apologies to Chris and Andy, this may affect sales...