Yesterday we enjoyed the men’s Olympic road race as it came through our village, Oatlands, near Weybridge in Surrey. Today it was the ladies’ turn.
What a difference from yesterday’s sunny weather. Intermittent heavy rain and thunder greeted the women. But even the capricious English weather couldn’t spoil the fun for the hardy onlookers and the Police motorcyclists.
As it came through Oatlands, the pack was still together. Although the Dutch rider was out in front, it was still anyone’s race.
As my other half is Canadian, we cheered two countries on. I hope the Canadian riders saw our huge maple leaf flag!
The race has just finished. Congratulations to Vos who won gold for the Netherlands but also to our own Lizzie Armitstead for bringing home a silver! Well done to all the hardy cyclists in a very wet race.
Next Olympic fun for us: the time trials on Wednesday!
What a special time to be in England, Rachael! I was fortunate to go to a figure skating event in Torino in 2006, but it must be fun to have the Olympics on your home turf. Enjoy!
Thanks, Tricia. Yes, it is fun. We are getting into the Olympic spirit here and loving it.
I’ve never watched cycling before but got totally drawn into this race and ended up watching the whole of the last hour! Then the next day it was archery and judo that hooked me in – must keep away from the TV as I’ll never get anything done otherwise!
Yes, all this Olympic stuff is quite addictive! We are off to watch the cycling time trials tomorrow. 🙂