Monday, June 03, 2013
Sunderland Big Bike Ride 2013
And if anyone had told me a couple of years ago that not only would I be a happy cyclist, but that I'd be cycling in to work and back on a regular basis (as long as it was dry and sunny) and I'd have taken part in not one, but two, Sunderland Big Bike Rides, well, I wouldn't have believed them.
But, dear reader, all of it came true.
This weekend I rode 27.5 miles in the Sunderland Big Bike Ride 2013, raised £175 for the charity Cancer Research UK. There's a picture of me in the Big Bike Ride photo album on the Sunderland Council facebook page so if you know me, you'll find me there.
Obviously, the picture on this blog post isn't me. It's a stock image, copyright free. But it's how cycling makes me feel. And yes, I did take my feet off the pedals yesterday, swung them out to the side and let out a very long "wheeeee...eeee...eeeee" - when no-one was looking, of course.
Read about my first experience of the Sunderland Big Bike Ride 2012