It's not long now until the Alpe d'Huez triathlon and the training is getting serious. This weekend I decided to have an early morning cycle down the A24 with son number 2 as he was desperate to cycle to the coast. The nearest point on the map was Worthing so that became our destination.
Despite setting off at 0530 it soon became clear that the scorching weather was going to make the day a busy one especially on the roads. There must have been a sports car rally somewhere near the coast and every boy racer in the home counties was seeing how fast they could go. After a few map-study stops we decided to press on and get to the sea. While getting to worthing proved easy finding the sea was a little harder! Eventually we tracked it down and sat at the waterfront and had a bite to eat before heading back. The gentile life of Worthing proved a big hit with many smiles and hello before we remounted the bikes and headed back.
Divine intervention was in evidence on the way back as the southerly wind whisked us back up the A24 at great speed. We met Mrs Optician where the A272 meets the A24 and I continued alone while the boy was driven back home. This gave me the opportunity to put the hammer down and also to stop worrying every time a lorry approached us!