There's another Yorkshire star emerging in the sport of road cycling. Holmfirth's Jacob Scott won both the Sprint and King of the Mountains jerseys at the Tour of Britain. He’s only the fourth rider to do that in the race’s history. I went to see him in training and at work.
Young volunteers from one of the most deprived areas in the country have been giving away an abundance of fresh vegetables they've grown themselves at an urban farm in the Harehills area of Leeds. The youngsters have built the farm from scratch at the charity CATCH with the help of an academic from the University of Leeds.
I reported live from Sheffield Hallam University's weightlifting gym for the launch of a new BBC campaign, Kit Out The Nation, where viewers are being asked to donate their old sports equipment for young people to use. As a big sport and exercise fan I wholeheartedly support the campaign so it was a pleasure to do this story.
It dawned on me when I was assigned this story that in my 36 years of life, I'd never come across a tradeswoman. There are very few female electricians, plasterers and carpenters. It’s thought as few as 1% of plumbers are women. It’s led to a female plumber from Yorkshire setting up the UK’s first register of tradeswomen.
This week I covered the big story about the Tour de Yorkshire bike race being cancelled. As a passionate cycling fan I was keen to report on this story and used my contacts to arrange interviews with people who are involved in the race.