April 24, 2013, by Gemma
Debut cycle to work complete! I cycled with my good friend, colleague and running partner Kelly Newman, Corporate Marketing Manager here at Nottingham. We were kindly escorted by her husband Chris who’s a keen cyclist and winner of the Nottingham leg of Life Cycle in 2011.
People seem much nicer on bike than by foot (a generalisation I know). I exchanged five chirpy, “good mornings” in the 2 miles it took to get to Kelly and Chris’ house. Each of them smiled and I smiled back. I imagine this will be the complete opposite on the way home. We’ll see!
Upon arriving on University Park I didn’t quite realise how many places there were to park up. I guess you don’t really notice them until you become a cyclist yourself. In fact, within 1 minute of my office (in Pope Building) there are over 260 spaces to lock up your bike.
Shall I challenge myself?
I’ve been thinking, and as a challenge to myself I might enter the 55 mile ride from Nevill Holt to University Park for Life Cycle 3 on Sunday 1 September 2013. I’m going to see how my 30 mile ride this Sunday goes first though.
Until my ride home!