A fire is spreading its way around the British Isles. It has captured the imagination of the people everywhere and it is spreading a kind of fever, both before it and in its wake. Where ever it goes, alongside the athletics enthusiasts, people who have previously had little or no interest in sport are turning out into the streets in their thousands, to welcome it, and cheer it on its way.
My dancing dream
Is to be in a good team...
The way to succeed is to try
There are sports with rules. Cycle sport has a lot, some of which would baffle Aristotle. Cycle touring, on the other hand, is anarchic. No, tourers don't make up the rules of the road; but cycle-touring can be what you want it to be.
When I was only two and a half, my mum decided to enrol me into ballet and tap lessons at the Jill Clewes Performing Arts Centre to give me a hobby - and probably also because I was a very chubby baby. Most children lose interest in their first hobbies until they find what suits them best, switching between musical instruments or sporting activities, but surprisingly I maintained dance for a while. Until now, in fact, at seventeen years old.