As avid followers of my cycling category will know I recently bought a new bicycle and have been riding it hither and thither. I find that after a day of doing drawing or admin or websites or blogging getting out into the fresh air is just what you need. I go though fairly uninteresting housing estates and bumpy semi-cyclepaths, but it doesn’t matter. I just enjoy it.
I was please to read via Richard’s blog that cycling is significantly on the increase, according to the Independent. Ian has a picture of the front page of the newspaper: Pedallingmythoughts: Newspaper front page of the year. Marvellous. Come on everyone – if you are physically able to ride a bicycle (and I realise not everyone is) then why not give it a try? See my other cycling posts for bike-buying advice.
I think the final word needs to go to Steve Tomkins though:
Anyway. Now I’m a born-again cyclist. (I get fit and I go to be with Jesus when I die.) It’s fab. Whhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! I go, when it’s downhill, the wind in my helmet, my life in my hands. When it’s uphill, it’s more “Ugh – ugh – ugh – ugh – ugh…” (stop and pretend to fix something on my bike while I get my breath back) “…ugh – ugh – ugh”. But then it’s a truly righteous feeling when you get to the top – and when you feel those little blobs of cholestrol being traded in for extra minutes of your life.