I first started cycling again around four years ago, after a break of around 30 years!
My Dad passed away and we had the sad task of clearing his house ready for sale.
In one of Dad’s four sheds – yes he liked a gadget or two – we found an electric bike.
My brother and sister didn’t want it, so I said I’d like to have a go on it, and that’s how it all started.
I had a go on the bike and loved it!
Although it’s electric, it’s quite old and didn’t hold charge very well.
It always ran out on the steepest hill, and I would have to push as it was so heavy.
I found the Bingley Belles and borrowed a bike for a ride along the canal.
After initial worries about falling into the canal, or running into pedestrians I relaxed into the ride and loved it.
I carried on using the electric bike to get used to traffic as it gave me the confidence that I could move out of the way of traffic quickly enough.
I was lucky to work with someone who is a cycling fanatic, and she cycled to work with me which gave
I gave up my parking permit which helped me save for my first bike.
This turned out to be not very reliable so I upgraded to my lovely Trek hybrid (the 3rd person in our marriage ).
After doing the road safety training and ride leader training with Bingley Belles (thank you) I
have completely fallen in love with cycling.
I did my first sportive in May, and am now buying a road bike.
I can see how people become obsessed with cycling – I am not too many steps away from this!!
Looking forward to seeing you on the next ride!