About time for a spring cycling adventure, don’t you think?
On Good Friday the sun shone. We buttled ourselves out to the peak district for a bike ride on the Monsal Trail, an old railway line which is now a cycling and walking route. Of course, the peak district is one of the most visited national parks in the country, and being both sunny and a bank holiday, about five million people had the same idea as us. At times it was a little like a motorway for bicycles, and while cycling along in a big line wasn’t exactly a wildnerness experience, it was Very Cheerful Indeed to see so many bicycles, and so many people with smiles on their faces.
At one point we could hear a brass band drifting through the hills.
This being the peak district, tea was never too far away.
Perhaps I’ll get up a bit earlier next time and beat the crowds…