This is the first time this has ever happened to me. I went to a cycle week event at the weekend and one of the marshals came up to me and stuck out his hand and said, â€œHi, I read your blog.â€ The thrill. The next thing he said was, â€œThat guy at work who thinks you look sixty is completely crazy.â€ That was the right thing to say.
The cycle ride was lovely too. Glorious weather. Loads of small children out on the roads. A feeling of slight smugness. One man had chosen to run beside his four year old. He wasnâ€™t really dressed for it and I donâ€™t think he fully expected the four year old to stay the course but children are full of surprises. And free pancakes at the end.
I couldnâ€™t persuade Mr. Waffle and the boys to come. Too busy at home.