Today has been exciting. For the first time in six weeks I got on my bike.

My inspiration: the sunshine. Today is the 20th December. There should be snowflakes falling and warm coats to keep you snuggled up. But today when we opened the curtains, the lovely, bright sun shone.

For the last month the dark mornings have felt like a killer. Weekends have seen miserable rainy weather and frankly, any excuse will do. But my bike was looking shiny, clean and ready to go.

I went for the three-quarter shorts (December I know!) and two layers of long-sleeved tops plus a wind gilet.

It was perfect. There was a bit of a head wind which made my legs work harder. There were quite a few cyclists out there, and that sunshine on my face made me beam with joy. It was lovely to be out and I was reminded of all the reasons I love being on my bike and how I can’t wait for the days to get longer. My faith has been restored.

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Yes, the sky is blue!
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The view across the field, sunny times!
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The green winter fields
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More sun
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One happy bike!
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