This business always feels like you are abandoning summer when you stop filling orders out to get free carriage with shorts and start with longs and gloves. Overshoes will be next marking the point when your boots no longer lie about the cold around your feet.
The Vuelta Espana finishes at the weekend as does the Tour of Britain. The Vuelta gets central Madrid as a backdrop, the tour gets a bleak dual carriageway in Docklands. No offence to the residents of Canning Town, City Farm and Becton but even they might have suggested a more accessible and aesthetic part of town to show off to the world even if the Pope is in town.
Have a good weekend