I’m off to my ‘rents down south for the next few days so I wanted to get a long ride in before I went (can’t fit my bike in the car with all the other gubbins we’re taking with us) and boy did I go for it today, doing just over 19 miles in hot sunshine. You can watch my route here, if you have five minutes to spare and you’re really that interested!
It was my favourite route so far. The first part was along the Bridgewater Canal, a path I’ve been cycling quite a bit lately, but this time I kept going past my normal turn-off point and carried on towards Sale and Altrincham. Then I joined the Trans Pennine Trail for a few miles before arriving at Lymm and then returning via the main roads. Considering it was a gorgeously warm and sunny Bank Holiday there were very few people about so I could concentrate on keeping my speed constant and also looking at the beautiful scenery that I’d never even knew existed until today.
Although I was tired and achy when I got home, I also felt euphoric and alive. I get a real buzz out of those endorphins (obviously). Plus the best bit about finishing a ride is the scalding hot shower I looked forward to for at least the last five miles!
How can you not enjoy a day like this?