My friend Graham and I were lucky enough to join 500 keen cyclists for a 50 mile ‘ride-out’ with Team Garmin-Sharp.
We met some of the riders who took part in the Tour de France and heard fascinating talks by the team principals.
I’m so pleased that, after the performance of Bradley Wiggins and others in the Tour and Olympics, cycling is getting the attention it deserves.
Surely it’s now time for the world’s greatest cycle race to return to our shores? In 1994, Le Tour came here.
Now, with a British champion, getting a section of Le Tour would be perfect.
Well, apparently it’s rumoured to be happening in 2014. But the bad news it’ll be in Yorkshire!