My 2nd love.

As you may be aware away from bike racing my other sporting passion is Rugby League and on Sunday I will be off to Sale to take in the Lions clash with the newly promoted Bradford Bulls. After a disastrous start to the campaign last weekend at Sheffield the Lions will be looking to turn things round in their first home game while, for a few hours, I can stop thinking about where to take my next shot from trackside.

The historic Lions badge.

You may think that being blind following a game like rugby would be either impossible or a waste of time but as with racing the sights and smells bring the game to life and all I have to do is listen to the crowd around me and I also have commentary.