I did it. I ‘got gorgeous’ (it’s not what you think). And, if I can do it so can you.
Here’s your picture clue –
I did the ‘Get Gorge-ous’ Bristol to Cheddar Gorge cycling challenge organised by the CTC.
And so I was introduced to the world of cycling. I’m still not very good at it but I really don’t care. I love it. To be out in the open and cycle past fields and through woods is exhilarating. And to struggle up hills while mentally singing Kraftwerk’s ‘Tour de France’ one moment (not completely without irony) and to whizz down hills (although my hands are always firmly pulling on the brakes so I never whizz too much) is an excitement of the sort that I never thought I would experience.
Occasionally I panic, imagining ‘Woman crushed on bike in country lane by juggernaut’ type headlines and sometimes my knees don’t hold up as well as they ought but cycling is an experience that I would like everyone to be able to enjoy. If I can do it…