I cannot believe how dry and hot this summer has been so far (I promise you I am not jinxing it!).
Cycling in this weather is a real pleasure. No jackets, no heavy scarf, no gloves! Not even in the mornings.
Cycling pass cars or waiting at traffic lights I find it quite endearing studying tiny people in tiny tin boxes either all locked in not to lose any precious whiff of air con or fully opened up, fanning with ‘something’ (an old receipt, a piece of cardboard box a newspaper, anything goes!) probably getting all their clothes sticky and stuck to the driving seat (ahhh I remember those days!).
When I cycle I develop enough breaze to keep cool and when I am still waiting for lights to change I get the chance to look around, to smile and think that I really wouldn’t swap my bike for a car or indeed a bus. And I very often have the bonus of brief, friendly conversations with friends/fellow cyclists too! I remember how lonely the car commute was! I did it for a year then I swore never again : )
And oh boy am I glad!
How could you not cycle when you can get to enjoy this?!
I keep on saying it, please please give it a go!