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 have started this blog to share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I've had the condition for a long time and have recently undergone surgery, hence the scar in the picture. I want to share my experiences to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. 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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