So to recap. He jetted off to Bavaria in July and managed to get back just in time for my birthday! In fact he took me to the zoo for my birthday (you are never too old to go to the zoo with your Dad) ... and yes I did sing Daddy's taking me to the zoo tomorrow. It was a great day. We walked miles around Chester zoo and saw loads and loads of animals! I took about 400 photos but I won't bore you with all of those!
He then managed to cram in a couple of weeks camping at St David's.
He then jetted off to Austria for a couple of weeks with the Hanliensian Ramblers. Had a week in Lech and a week in Mayrhofen. Mixed weather. Managed quite a bit of walking and a day out on the bikes. Dad hired a sit-up and beg bike. I bet he looked like something from the Sound of Music free-wheeling down those mountains!
Talking of bikes he did Pete Hambley's birthday ride earlier in September. 75 miles. It should have been 77 so I don't how they managed to drop a couple of miles!
We also managed to catch a couple of stages of the Tour of Britain. We did stage 2 and watched the KOM climb at Morridge.
|Dad not doing very well blowing up his "clapper"|
|Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky|
We were also lucky on stage 5 as we watched them leave Trentham, caught them again in Oakamoor and the finish in Hanley.
|Mark Cavendish at the start in Trentham|
|out at Oakamoor|
|Marc de Marr wins the stage|