Well, the BBC came with cameras and microphones. They were a great crew, and we had an excellent time. They insisted that the presenter, David, should come on the back of the tandem.
It seems a long time since anyone other than Sarah sat on the back – what the professionals call the stoker’s seat. We had our wobbles to begin with but it seemed to work in the end.
I was surprised how much of the interview was based on the idea that I am trying to use only locally produced food. We went into the country market in the town centre. We went to Linham’s the butchers, and the people talked with fervour of local produce.
The BBC man asked if I thought there was a deeper purpose to cycling. So I talked about how I feel that prayer and meditation have taken an entirely interior turn whereas I feel that prayer is as much connecting with the world- not all hands together and eyes shut.
We managed not to fall off, although the right front pedal fell off having stripped its thread. Anyone know what kind of front crank a 1988 Dawes Super Galaxy tandem should have?