So the start of the full week of Cycling around the Abbeys of Yorkshire is unsettlingly close. Monday 29th April 0630 BST. That’s the plan..the finish time can wait until a more predictable forecast can be given .No surprise then , that a last minuter like me has a lot of preparation to do .The maps , the route, were done months ago , but with not much thought of revision or minute detail . So is it really going to be a peaceful enough route? Is that quick stretch on an A road an invitation to be under Eddie Stobart’s wheel? and where is man with a van at his most aggressive ? My closest encounter with an auto mobile was with a quad bike on a narrow Dales road, so safety is an unpredictable beast, as an individual event. Trends and trending affect populations but bypass many .No risk assessment will tell me if a quadbiking shephard misjudges.However, to all who know my Boris bike ways, Yes I shall wear a helmet , have lights, have reflective clothing strips, have waterproof panniers, have spare tubes, a repair kit, some food, some drink , some first aidsomethingorother. And a blogging smart phone .That most of the cycling stuff was bought only yesterday will confirm I am someone who owns a bike and not a cyclist. Am I excited? Of course! Yorkshire Abbeys on a bike, you can out do Chateau de Loire a thousand fold. (Remind me of that on the days I’m tired and wet please) https://www.justgiving.com/Fiona-Schneider3/ r.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/20130424-172709.jpg”>
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You’ll do grand, remember your in the Almightys Hands,and you’ll be seeing his wonderful mark on Yorkshire!
You’ll do fine, remember your in the hands of the, Almighty and will look upon his handywork of Yorkshire as you go!
Do you have a mirror – invaluable to spot those pickup trucks and faster bikers coming at you on downhills. Blackburn make my favorite road bike mirror that screws into the end of the handlebars – takes skill to get it in properly – else it falls off.