The Tour of Britain Bike Race began in Peebles, and we caught it at the second stop-off point: the Lake District, last weekend. It is an eight-day tour of Britain, which revellers can support at each location for free.
I have to say the atmosphere is electric, and even though it was a rainy morning last weekend, everyone was in high spirits as the countdown to the start of the race began.
It's too late to take part in the race, but you can enjoy it from the sidelines like I did, and soak up the atmosphere. Trust me, it's an exciting bit of history to enjoy, even if you aren't part of the race.