‘Gold’ In The Family
A month ago, our family had a phone call from my nephew saying “Philip is racing in the Olympics.” Philip Hindes was chosen to ride with Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny in the track cycling team sprint as man one.
Come the day, we were in Hyde Park’s Team GB VIP area, cheering him home in gold position. The following day, we were invited into the Team GB VIP area at the Olympic park, to see Philip and have a photo session. We were then gate crashed by a certain David Cameron, who came to offer Philip his congratulations, and also to see Philip sign the GB gold signature board. It just strikes you that these events can be close to home. My memory of holding the medal is something that will stay with me forever.
J Panton Britannia Smeeton Panton