David Millar, the 36-year-old Scottish rider of Team Garmin-Sharp gave some quick tips about how to watch a cycling race live without putting in danger both the riders and themselves. He tweeted four tips on his Twitter account, @millarmind. He said to the cycling fans that “I’ll be standing there with you soon”.
David Millar’s tips on how to watch a cycling race live
“The race director of the TdF asked me to use my ‘tweeter’ to offer safety guidance for the brilliant public on the road. I have 4 tips.”
- Do not stand on the road, it may seem unimaginable in the hours of waiting preceding the race, but when we do arrive we use ALL of it!
- Remove children/pets/chairs from the road when stepping back to avoid us, they more often than not end up being forgotten in the panic.
- Bike riders appear further away through a camera lens/phone/iPad than they actually are, take a long shot, not a close-up!
- Cheer for me! We hear everything when passing and, most importantly, enjoy the spectacle, I’ll be standing there with you soon.