Cycling – tougher than I remember…

…but as tough as I expected. Sam invited me to go along cycling with him today. He had a 17 mile route planned which around some nice back roads of the local countryside. I was keen to go. However, I haven’t done in excess of 10 miles for over 9 months since my bike accident.

We did the reverse of a route Sam did a few weeks ago – up to Knebworth via the outskirts of Welwyn. Then through to Old Knebworth, through Codicote and then back on the ’12’ cycling route to WGC. Dare I say it, but I slowed him down a bit. You can see the profile of his cycle on Strava. I really struggled on some of the hills. A combination of both a lack of outdoor cycling combined with the first tough rowing outing I have done in a while, yesterday.

We did the whole thing in 1hr 42 cycling time, which was an average of just over 10mph. Not great, but glad I have got back out again. I certainly find myself more nervy on my bike that I used to be. But it’s only on cycles such as this that I will get over that. We are doing a Wiggle 30 mile cycle in mid-May so I do need to get some practice in – not long now!

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