Summer, Summer, Summer, really, touch it, taste it, drink it in as the last two weeks have been more like Australia than England this is when I can really be happy to work outdoors all year. Third week of pure sun co-incides with three ongoing Running Relay series that Im involved in. Todays short post about this phenomenon that is British summertime and events. Theres are currently all the outdoor sports like Tennis kicking off, every weekend see thousands out on the beaches and at events of all sorts around the country. Whats the wierdest is that this 6 week block in june comes and goes so quickly, when Im promoting cycling all year, working in schools, at the track and outdoor centres the focus that comes from very seasonal additions to the calendar make it quite a strange time of year. We have bike week, bike to work week, charity rides galore putting people on bikes but you know what? cycling all year still gives the benefits and saves you the money to spend on other favourite things. Transportation by bike seems to rely on the dedicated, but it neednt, as sometimes september is the best month of the year. anyway.
Todays post topic:-The South West Orienteering Association has a summer league of 6 team events that Wessex my club hosted yesterday at Holton Lee, home side came in top of the podium with 1sts from the Wessex Raiders in the senior Category and 1st from the Wessex Vets in the vets category too. Juniors just pipped by Quantocks team. Holton Lee a fantastic border of the Poole Harbour, very beautiful natural heathland interspersed with contoured Forestry.
Wessex team briefing-
Theres the rest of the series all by the 20th July with the last one at Bovey Tracey.
Also the week Im doing a leg of the GB relay 2014, the longest continuous running relay ever, will be heading over to Seaton/ Beer tonight to start a run at 0150 in the dark to Lyme Regis, wish me luck that will be some adventure tonight. (see earlier posts)
Last one of this triumvirate of Relays is the Upcoming Coast Path Relay, which Wessex have won several times, next saturday. I will be taking part at the end on Ballard Down of the Purbeck ridge, with luck the weather will hold out and we can still feel that weve earnt all the sun, after the wettest winter for decades, our reward on two wheels is every day we saddle up to ride in the best year round soft top ever invented. Dont miss it. Summer. U.K