So its back to cycling for me. I haven't ridden a bike for about 20 years and I am now approaching life crisis point carrying an overly large tyre and if I don't do something soon I will just vegetate on a sofa for the rest of my days. I have tried sailing but there is just to much rope pulling and faffing around for my taste. I did, however, cycle a bit when I was a lad. I remember racing around on an old Raleigh bike pretending I was challenging for the yellow jersey. My plan is to get a hybrid this year and take it nice and steady at first. Just a few gentle rides along the seafront at Brighton before heading into the South Downs in a few months. Next year if I have survived I would like to get a road bike and increase distances. I would really love to have a go at the L'Etape du Tour and maybe even cycling tours in the USA. So if anyone sees a large gentleman wobbling down Brighton seafront stand well clear. And if anybody has got any advice about my plans I'd be happy to receive them.