Sunday, 6 March 2016

Where was I going?

A few weeks ago my eldest son phoned and said I must keep Saturday 5 March free for my Mother's Day treat with the whole family.  Anyway it was weeks ahead and so I updated the calendar and forgot about it.

However at the beginning of this week I began to have further thoughts.  It had to be central for both my sons to meet up so that probably meant London;  I was told to be in Cambridge for an early lunch before we set off; I had established that normal clothes should be worn, in layers as it could be hot, so that meant we weren't going  to be doing anything particularly active, so maybe we were going to a circus!! 

As usual I turned on my radio first thing in the morning and heard the sports news and it was then that I guessed what we were going  to be doing - The UCI 2016 Track Cycling World Championships - that were being held at the Olympic Velodrome!! 

If you follow me regularly we went there in October so this was an obvious choice.  Last time we were able to spend time in the centre of the track but not this time -

Sir Bradley Wiggins - looking pensive but not racing at this session
Cyclists were warming up
celebrities were being interviewed -

Hugh Dennis for Sport Relief

and finally the racing started -
Callum Skinner - unfortunately knocked out in the quarter finals

but appeared cheerful whilst cooling down

Jason Kenny in the sprint
where he eventually won the Gold medal last night!
Then it was the Omnium 'Flying Lap' and it was time for Mark Cavendish to take to the track
He was flying
and the cheering rose to a crescendo!  Mind you, this happened when any 'Brit' took to the track.
Cav on his way to warm down
 Then finally it was time for the Women's Omnium 'Pursuit' -
There goes Laura Trott

Go Laura ....
 and finished 2nd overall.  At the time of writing the final will be held at the afternoon session today.

My whole day was finished off with us all having a meal together.  A great day out for a Mother's day treat and thank you to the family.  Love you all.

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