If we have the time on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Sam and I go out for a bike ride. The route we take is about 4 miles, which is just about enough for me. There’s one long hill to ride up (well, it’s Suffolk so it’s hardly mountainous) and then the rest is relatively flat.
It’s very good for the soul cycling around the Suffolk countryside early in the morning when nobody else is about. I love being able to see the horizon, and from the top of our hill it’s a panoramic view.
On Sunday Sam cycled alongside and told me that when he was a boy he and a friend used to dare each other to cycle home from school without ever touching the handlebars of their bikes. I had a sudden mental image of the pair of them riding faster and faster to keep their balance, each…
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