Hi. Any other cyclists on here? Love riding bikes, however down I feel it only takes a few minutes into a bike ride and I'm smiling.
Mountain biking is my favourite, got my first mountain bike in 1984, gathered up all my courage, and joined a Sunday ride in Wendover. I didn't know anyone, but I instantly took to the off road thing. Did loads of racing, won quite a few races (long time ago now) and most importantly made friends that I am still in touch with now.
Kind of went off the group ride thing, it all became very fashionable and I felt some people didn't really get the essence of it. I mostly ride alone these days - not least because I'm not that fit, the last few years have been majorly stressful and have kept me off the bike a bit.
The current situation has allowed more time to ride and luckily I was in Brighton when the lockdown started so I can ride The Downs literally from my front door. Bliss!
(No disrespect or trivialisation intended to folk who have been negatively affected by Covid19).