As you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I am pleased - not to say relieved - to say that I have managed to find the ultimate photo from my Fat Andy archives this week.

Hopefully that means this is as humiliating as it can possibly get as I trawl through the archives looking for old pictures of me when I was a less-than-athletic young teen.

So, feast your eyes on this beauty because I can’t honestly see my Fat Andy collection ever getting any better than this!

There she blows!

There she blows!

That photo was taken on a holiday in Spain when I was 12 or 13 years old and when my lifestyle was not exactly the healthiest. It’s no wonder my grandad by the side of the pool is holding his head in his hands … and you can’t blame my cousin on the front of the dinghy for holding on for dear life.

All joking aside, as I have said before, I like to dig out these photos from time to time and I use them when I give talks at clubs or dinners because I think it’s important to make the point that, in many cases, you can take control of your situation and improve your health and fitness.

But, quite frankly, I don’t know where I can take my Fat Andy Fridays after this one … I’m just relieved I wasn’t harpooned by a passing whaling ship.

Onto slightly more serious matters, I have to say thanks to everyone who took time to send me a note - either personally or on social media - last week after I missed out on Olympic selection.

It helped make the disappointment that bit more bearable, as did the ever-present help and support I get from my fiancee Lauren and family, especially my parents.

Now I move on to the next phase of the season and my career and that, for the time being, means staying involved with the GB team pursuit team as their reserve.

This weekend we’re off to Livigno in Italy for a couple of weeks for a training camp, then back to Manchester for a few days and then the whole GB squad heads to Newport for the pre-Olympic holding camp.

As I said last week, I’m doing everything I can to stay as fit and sharp as I can in case I’m needed but if I’m not then I will map out the remainder of my year with my road team, Team WIGGINS.

Hopefully, the Tour of Britain in September will form part of that though it will be hard to get onto the team for that race, given the form some of our lads have at the moment.

Obviously Brad himself has spoken about that being one of his “farewell” rides and Owain Doull will be in contention for sprint stages with the form he will have after Rio. And, in someone like Scott Davies, we’ve also got a decent chance of competing for the GC.

But that’s in the future. For now, I’ll be focusing on the track until I know I’m no longer needed and then maybe taking a brief holiday before pushing on for the rest of the season - I just hope I look better in a swimming pool now than I did back when I was a kid!

Andy