A father's attempts to communicate with his teenage son, centered round a 100 mile unicycle ride and his reflections from the kitchen sink
Take one enthusiastic dog, a pristine sink, seven sewage treatment works, a caring dad on a bike and an uncommunicative teenage son on a unicycle, and you have the recipe for a weird but wonderful journey of endurance, laughter and discovery.
The first I knew about this incredible journey was when my son, Joseph, announced he was going to unicycle the hundred miles from Coventry to Bristol.
It had already been decided by the rest of the family that I would accompany him, albeit on two wheels. Yes, I was glad of a chance for some father and son bonding activity, but I wonder whether I might have been given a voice in the choice of activity? I’m not a cycling enthusiast, and neither of us had ever done any long-distance cycling on any number of wheels, so to me, this sounded like a recipe for a lot of hard work.
Join Joseph, Neo the dog, and me as we start our training, learn to work together as a team, and struggle with the vagaries of father-teenage son communication.