Well one & all, are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin:- it was like this:-
Jack is doing a sponsored charity ride over what we used to call the Witsun Bank Holiday weekend (“Builth Wells time” to the older & initiated members)
Its work related & his Midland & NW Office are responsible for the last 180mls sector of the John ‘O’ groats - Landsend route, over 3 days!
It has been circa 5yrs since he last put his leg over a bicycle & needless to say should have started to do some regular riding ASAP!
Well he did today & contrary to my old belief that cunning, experience, old-age & treachery are more than a match for youth, enthusiasm & naivety I WAS PROVED WRONG YET AGAIN!!!!!!!!!
Our literal & metaphorical leader set a more than reasonable pace after our caring & erstwhile companions disappeared into the distance and Jack was fine until his tenderised “tenderloin” crotch became more than a mild distraction!
Only the final miles on Crutch Lane were something of a struggle!
I advised a proper bath and a “night off the nest” by the way of a recovery + also tried to instill in him the need to abstain for at least a month before a “BIG EVENT”; just like Eddy Merckx & his DAD did 🙏👏👏👏👏👍🚲🚲🚲👍🙏👏👏👏