Its Sunday, and all rowing and coxing has been forsaken for a bike ride.
A motley crew of cyclists meet at the rowing club, five girls (Me, Ella, Annabell, Charlotte and Anna, who is late as normal even thou she lives closest) plus Captain America, who is a boy, so he can’t join in, but he does escort us to the ride, demonstrating all the proper cycling signals en-route, but it’s quite hard to focus on these important facts when he’s dressed as a cycling superhero.
Charlotte takes great pride in beating us the start, it becomes quite clear quite early on ( i.e. before we even start) that we are not really the target auidence for this ride, which is aimed at beginners
The guide was very keen to help but insistent she needed to be in front the whole time and so the pace was a little slower than we are used to
Here we are cycling past the rowing lake, we are all following the leader, as NO overtaking was allowed
Plus lots of stopping for comfort breaks, going through brakes, discussing routes, crossing roads…
We never did over taken the jogger on the left, poor chap
I tried to take a few pictures en-route, until I nearly crashed into Ella…
We made up a few games to keep it interesting… slow games, under ten miles per hour games
Lowest gear racing was quite good fun, as was Flintstones racing, think how Fred and Barney power their cars…
Despite it being a little on the slow side we had fun, it was quite of like a long chat on wheels, oh the random topics we discussed…
There are already plans afoot for more rides
Ella put some slap on “in case I took pictures for my blog” looking sexy Ella 😉
But not quite as sexy as me, with my central hair curl!?
The real reason we all went was Ella’s flapjack
MMMMMHHHH Flapjack, Ella’s a great cook
And of course some tea was in order
Looks like Charlotte’s already coming up with a cunning plan for more cycling madness, Yikes!
Or perhaps that’s just her flapjack face…