Saturday, 8 June 2013


 The Clapham Common parks gardeners got the lawnmowers out and have (possibly accidentally) created a grass track bike race circuit on Clapham Common near the Bandstand Cafe. My son Tommy discovered it and we spend a happy 20 minutes doing circuits. Enjoy it while the weather is nice! There´s a lot more than the part of the track that appears in the video.

Tommy was on his Beinn 20 Islabike and I was using my wife´s Giant Avail.

Also this week I was re-aquainted with the Trott family at Buckingham Palace where Laura received her OBE. They´re a great bunch, and it was nice to meet road racer Emma who races in Europe for Dutch women's professional team, Dolmans-Boels. She deserves more credit for what she is achieving in the very competitive world of women´s bike racing which is badly in need of more television coverage. There´s a video of Laura Trott shwing me how it´s done on the velodrome (outdoor) in the right hand column ....

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