This summer sport is all about the Olympics. A fantastic reminder that sport is about dedication, commitment and passion. Winning for the pride and the glory. Representing your country being part of a team. Giving your all. Doing your best. Whatever anyone said before. Whatever I said before. It is difficult to find anyone who isn’t completely infatuated with the Olympics. Proud of Team GB.
We had our own Olympic experience at the Road Cycling. Like most people the majority of our Olympics has been via the outstanding television coverage. We’ve watched endless TV, countless sports. The coverage has been brilliant almost as good as being track side. There have been countless stand out moments. I’ve cheered and wept and wept some more. As a parent what I wanted from the Olympics was for it to inspire my son. He has been fascinated by the archery and gymnastics. He has played equestrian with a hobby-horse. We’ve raced pavements as Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. I’ve been commentator, a starter, judge and opponent. We’ve spent a morning recreating the aquatics centre. Posturing pool side before the swim. A dive off the sofa into an imaginary pool. Inspire a generation they said. I think it has.