Sunday, 7 October 2012
The whole country went mad when Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, swiftly followed by fantastic performances from our cyclists at the Olympics and Paralympics. It's definitely a sport that is having a renaissance in Britain, both at competitive level and amongst the millions of commuters and weekend cyclists. I never had a bike as a kid (deprived, I feel!) so I can't say that cycling is something I'm actually personally fond of, though I wish I was. But it's a great sport to watch.
Cycling in Yorkshire, with its hilly terrain, is a challenge worthy of the world's best cyclists. 'Welcome to Yorkshire', the Yorkshire tourist board, has launched Le Bid, an audacious proposal to host the opening stages - Le Départ - of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2016. Sounds like that would be great fun. I signed the petition!