Having toast, honey and banana after euphoric 12 mile blat on bike.

About 12 miles under blue sky, no breeze along some quiet country lanes with verges frothing with cow parsley and bluebells and a few main roads.

No white van moments, either. A maroon people carrier doing about 65mph came a bit close. but otherwise all traffic and lorries perfectly considerate and well behaved.

River Severn low, subdued and giving the  misleadingly impression of benign calm.  Probably as pretty as it ever gets with nice reflections and mallards but too early for the boat-trippers.

My mother’s verdict on the Gloucester-Tewkesbury river trip;  “Bloody mud banks all the way.”   She was harsh but fair.


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4 Responses to Glorious

  1. Gamb0 says:

    You paint a lovely picture Jan. This morning was perfect for cycling. I too squeezed in a quick 12 miler along the River Taff – primroses and violets. What a colour combination. Makes the rest of the day feel good.

    • janh1 says:

      Yes it does, G. You too feel the vibe. That’s part of the Taff Trail, I presume. I think about doing that sometimes but we always end up in Swansea or on the Gower 🙂

  2. Isobel says:

    It’s so cold here in London today. I was looking with some pity on the shorted cyclists on London Bridge.

    • janh1 says:

      Are you very central, then Isobel? Son no 2 lived near the river at Pimlico. Only a bit of a stroll up to the Houses of Parliament and on up to Borough Market. Love it! 🙂

      Jolly cold here too first out. The first stretch is a sharp downhill before I’ve warmed up and I think “Jeez. I’ve under-dressed again” but within five minutes I’ve warmed up.

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