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Beautiful day!


I was sort of planning to go parkrun today but the weather forecast looked good so last night OH suggested a bike ride. It worked out well because I managed a bit of a lie in to 9am and made it out the door by 9.30!

I was glad that the roads and park were quiet because OH took me on a route using roads I wouldn’t use when alone and doesn’t listen to ‘I’ll get off and cross the road by foot’. All good experience for me and increased confidence at certain junctions! We went to Hyde Park for a loop and then crossed under Wellington Arch and down round St James Park for a bit of sight seeing in the sunshine.

My hybrid bike is fairly light and fast but I was having to pedal away like mad at times to keep up with OH! In the end I sent him the long way round on the road at times while I took the cycle path. I did suggest that I’ll have to progress to a speedy road bike at some stage to keep up, he suggested better gear selection!

Janathon day 11. 12.28 miles cycled.



Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

4 thoughts on “Beautiful day!

  1. Nice route Rachel – how on earth did you manage to get up at 9 and be out the door in half an hour – we had far too much faffing going on. Even though I’ve got a road bike, someone kept shouting “change gear” at me every 10 minutes – it takes a bit of practice to know when! Well done today x

  2. Great picture. Sounds like a lovely day

  3. You can see so many lovely sights.

  4. I miss cycling in London, so it is lovely to be able to experience it vicariously!

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