You’d be forgiven, if you read my previous posts, for thinking that rural cycling only involves long rides on gravel roads or on dodgy paved ones.
Fortunately it doesn’t. Today was hot and sticky – so I hopped on my bike to ride down to the river for a dip.
Ok, there were a few flies around, but there were also hundreds of swallow-like birds, swooping over the water and around my head.
The bike, dedicated to local shopping and swims, is a single speed CCN with retro-pedal brakes: it raises the vexed question of single-speed bikes. More about this later.
For now, I’ll enjoy the swim….