Because like Dottie, I find that cycling outside the commute is just as fun if even more enjoyable as there are no timetables to stick to!
This week end the sun was shining on us, so we took the opportunity on Sunday to prepare a small picnic and explore our ‘hood, by bike of course: me with Vita, him with Brompton.
Then we carried on up to Gorton Water Reservoir. Another lovely place which I’d never been to! There was a youth group that was taking sailing lessons, there was a lots of water splashing and laughter amongst the boys and girls. The sky was so clear you could see the Peaks in the background.
A wonderful way to explore our surroundings, making us feel we had a little adventure without having to go far but lifting our spirit and mood no end.
Plus (!!) I learnt how to pedal while standing up on Vita, which is not the easiest on a Pashley, and this morning while cycling to work I realised I cycled all the way in 4th gear rather then 3rd… my legs are getting stronger wow!
I wish there was a visual, tactile way I could express through this blog media how happy cycling makes me feel, how it clears my mind and bad moods, how this winter I managed not to catch the flu not even once, and I am known to have had the flue three times within two months!
The cycling adventure continues, and I really hope more people will hop on it!