Today’s big news is the unfortunate withdrawal of a big name from this year’s Tour de France. With it starting on British soil this news is a big shame. No, I’m not talking about Sir Brad, but Little Miss BikeVCar. We had made plans to head up to Yorkshire in a few weeks time to spectate. And she’d been putting in the mileage in preparation. Something like 20 miles in the last 4 weeks. But we’ve decided to put things in perspective and the prospect of taking an 8 month old baby out onto the Yorkshire Moors for a long day surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people just doesn’t seem like the sort of thing responsible parents would do.
It’s obviously a tough time at the moment but she mostly seems to be coping ok with the news that we won’t be making the trip up North. She’s still relatively young so should have a few more years ahead in her cycling career. And with the Tour of Britain coming to Bristol and Bath this year there’s always the possibility of catching that event instead. For now we’ll be sticking to the local roads and just enjoying the ride.