July of Sport
That's the last weekend in July. The first weekend in July is equally exciting on a sporting front, as the Grand Depart of the Tour de France will be in Leeds with a loop into the Yorkshire Dales, ending in Harrogate. This means that it passes about 2 miles from my parents' house, as well as some particularly pretty Wharfedale scenery. Stage 2, Sheffield to York is less good: it is nearly 10 miles away*. Needless to say, I shall be getting on a crowded train Up North.
For those not acquainted with upper Wharfedale, which is not as sublime as the alps, but certainly picturesque, in a bones poking through the fragile earth sort of way, it looks in July like this.
*Once again confirming her position as one of the luckier people on the planet. As she is there, I can confidentally promise good results for England in those sessions - it worked for the UK at the Olympics.
**And lucky Harrogate gets it twice.