Our summers are joyous as a result. Cycling makes me feel childlike with joy; so freeing, so fun. Admittedly most of the time I use my bike to pick up milk or cycle to Pilates, but every time I go out I feel like a teenager and I feel virtuous. It’s healthy and makes me so happy. I wonder of David Cameron used to feel the same way cycling to work and how much it misses it now that it’s less possible?
The most joyful I feel though is on family bike rides. I cycle behind my Other Half who has the girls chatting and laughing (and sometimes snoozing) in the trailer behind him. They absolutely love it and it means we can take exercise all together. Sometimes that hasn’t been so easy since the girls were too big to go in the backpacks. We’re not the only people to do this – I recently saw some pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s family in the same bike trailer.
Feelgood notes: Always make sure everyone wears a helmet (please) – here’s a review of a child’s cycling helmet.
Feelgood query? I’m looking for a website that sells gorgeous cycling gear for a gift for a stylish cycling-mad friend. Any ideas, please post!