I must confess that I've never watched cycle racing, but I do know that it's quite popular in some circles - notably among fit people, in my experience. The Tour of Britain race, while not perhaps as prestigious as the Tour de France, is still, apparently, something of an event.
Now while it would not usually interest me enough to check the TV schedule, the finishing line of Stage 1 happens to be 100m from our house.
So leaning out of the window I was able to take the following photos (you can click on them for larger versions)
The leaders, Martin Pedersen and Mathew Goss, are shooting past, just under my children's bedroom window
50m to go with Luis Pasamontes right there with them
The winner crosses the line and the other 2 are obscured by the 50m sign
Zoom in on the winner.
According to the PA system the winner of this stage is Martin Pedersen
If anyone would like a copy of any of these in their original size (4048 x 3040 pixels) just send me an email. I'm led to believe that some people are interested in this sort of thing.
Being relevant and up to the moment, I sent the top photo off to the BBC Sport website and they've used it both for their news page on the event:
and photo number 6 on their Photo of the Day page:
Forget writing, maybe I should be a photographer.
Then again, not every sports event will be easily viewable from my kids' bedroom window.