I got on my bike today for the first time in over two weeks. It feels good to be back in the game.

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Haven’t seen you in a while…

My chest is still a bit wheezy from The Cold, but I desperately needed to get out. I felt like a trapped bird. The thing was, unlike the last two weekends, today wasn’t the greatest day for weather. It was cold and mist had blanketed the ground.

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By 11am it had lifted enough to get out, with lights and high-vis jacket. I had tights and a double top layer as well as a snood for my neck and a head band kept the cold air out.

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Can you spot me? one orange jacket.

I took a 20km route through the Cheshire countryside on one of my favourite routes. It was calm – the mist added to the eerie peace and quiet. There weren’t that many cyclists out today either.

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The route took me through Wilmslow, out towards Morley Green, Mobberley, Great Warford, Nether Alderley, Alderley Edge bypass, back up through Wilmslow.

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View of the fields, or mist today.

I got home cold, happy and glad to have gone out, and had leftover homemade Thai chicken curry to warm me up. Perfect.

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