What other sport can you think of when you can unwittingly share the road with a multi Olympic gold medal winner and tour De France winner?
Well, while slowly climbing up to the Luc Monastery on Mallorca last week I waved on a car only to be amazed at the blur of Bradley flying by followed by the Team Sky car!
I was not really cycling with Bradley Wiggins but I was sharing the same road as were the rest of my biking buddies. He was off on a mission of hill repeats in preparation for his attack on the Giro De Italia, while we were getting in our 40 odd miles of warm weather biking.
We had a great week in Mallorca with perfect cycling conditions, I have never seen so many cyclists from so many different countries on the road.
We managed to get in 250-300 miles in the 5 days on Mallorca’s near perfect roads, with great climbs, awesome descents, and long open straights on the plains.
On returning back to the Lake District the weather had totally changed, gone the freezing East wind replaced by a muggy southerly air stream straight from Africa. Spring at last! It took me 4 hours to unpack, clean and rebuild two bikes, so it was well in the afternoon before i could go for a quick 20 miles spin around Coniston Water. I left it too late as I was caught in the first rain for 6 weeks and arrived home rather wet. Welcome home, to cycling in the Lake District.