I've asked for a leave of absence so I can take my four year old to see the TDF finish in London on July 7th. It's been denied.
My case was built around the importance of cycling to the family, the desire to promote sport to my son (he is really keen and we've done a few 4 mile rides together already) and the rarity of the event.
What with the obesity crisis in our children at the moment I thought the head teacher would understand the importance of promoting sport but she doesn't see it that way.
What do other people think?