Pottered down to the embankment at 3.00 pm today to watch the Tour go by. Would have had a good view (sitting on a wall, up some steps) had it not been for the 10,000 other office workers who decided to do the same thing and stand in front of me. And then it began to rain, after the BBC had promised, promised! that there would be no rain today. After about an hour we saw some helmets go past very quickly. Then back to the office. Hey, ho.