Last night we went to The Lyceum to see a Yellow Jersey Press event where Ned Boulting, Tim Moore and Richard Moore discussed various aspects of cycling, especially Le Tour De France.
Tim Moore wrote what is probably the funniest book ever, which I mentioned some time ago. I’ve also written about his book on Le Tour. Now he has a new title out: Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy, which I’ll read some time soon. I haven’t read any of the books by the other authors who spoke last night, but it was an enjoyable evening.
Inspired by all the talk about cycling, I did a (for me) fairly long ride today, over to Leith, down to Ocean Terminal, onto the wonderful Edinburgh cycle tracks and over towards SilverKnowes, back past Murrayfield, up to Haymarket, across to Gorgie, then up to Polwarth, on to the Meadows and back to Porty via the Innocent Railway Path.
It’s only when you’re on a bike that you realise how leafy Edinburgh is.