Diary: Family taken for a ride

You have to feel for the Francis family this week.

Neil Francis, the creative partner of Stephens Francis Whitson and a keen cyclist, dragged them camping in the rain to the Pyrenees to watch the Tour de France - without telling them they were going to watch the Tour de France. Eyebrows were only raised when Francis got in the car wearing his Lycras and strapped his bicycle to the roof. Thankfully, no photographs exist.