Back in the saddle

Well today I managed to go further than previously achieved on my bike. I am slowly building up my stamina using a brilliant track near me called the Flitch Way. I used to cycle a lot when I was growing up; living in the middle of the countryside I had the amazing luxury of tracks and bridle ways to explore, and must have covered many miles. Even at uni I managed to get out and cycle to my local town on a pretty regular basis. While all of this was going on I only really looked at cycling as something to do for entertainment, or as a means of transport, rather than focussing on the exercise aspect of it.

After graduating from uni, work took over and regrettably I stopped doing as much exercise in general; needless to say the cycling stopped too. Over the last few years I have made a few attempts at getting into cycling. Most of the time these have just been sporadic, one-off bike rides which rarely saw a second occurrence. However, since my rather excited post about being back at square one and going out for a ride, I’ve been out regularly. Today’s ride was quite a bit longer than any other rides I’ve been on. Future ones will get longer and longer. I have a goal in mind with this: to do a charity bike ride at some point in the future. This is all early on in the planning though; once again something to keep you posted on!


About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and I write on two pages here on wordpress. My first is TomsCrohnsDiary where I share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I started this page to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. My more recent page is all about self sufficiency, sharing ideas that I pick up with my fiancee Sarah. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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