I've posted a video, that's a first for me! (I know it doesn't fit properly but I've no idea what to do about that so I'm afraid this is the best I can do.) The Olympics have started and I was lucky enough to watch the men's and women's road cycling races as they came through my village in rural Surrey. There was a brilliant turn out and a great atmosphere in the crowd. The cyclists came through our village at about 40mph having just come down a steep hill so although they flew past within a few seconds it was still realy exciting to see. You can see just how speedy they were in this video filmed by my husband on his iPhone. The women's race was especially exciting with our first medal being won by Lizzie Armitstead, yay!
I hope you got a chance to see the opening ceremony, it was such a brilliant representation of Britain and its quirky spirit. I'd love to know if my non-GB readers could make sense of some of its more eccentric moments!
Fingers crossed the rest of the Olympic events go well and your team, whoever they are, enjoys competing and break a few records. Although I have to root for Team GB of course :)