2012 seems to have got off to a good start with some unseasonably fine weather – here’s hoping everyone managed to get out on their bikes to take advantage of it, and that the year continues in a similar vein as we could certainly do with a bit more good cycling weather.
If you’ve not made your New Year’s resolutions yet, may we humbly suggest a few for you to consider?
- Ride a bike more – well, we would say that! But with petrol prices only going in one direction these days, it could save you some money and make you fitter, happier and healthier to boot. You don’t have to rush out and start riding everywhere every day, but could you find a short (1, 2, 3 or even 5 mile) journey that you could tackle by bike instead of by car? You might find it’s easier than you think – but if you’re daunted by the thought of where to start, contact us via our about page and we’ll see if we can help.
- Be considerate – cyclists (and pedestrians) are more vulnerable than people in cars, so spare a thought for them and don’t pass too close or be too impatient if you can’t immediately get past. And if you’re on your bike, don’t whizz past pedestrians or run red lights or cycle on the pavement where it’s not allowed. A little bit of consideration goes a long way on both sides! Follow the AA’s advice here.
- Join us! If you haven’t already signed up, please do so. The more members we have, the louder our voice will be, and the more effective we can be. We meet regularly (the first Thursday of the month) but it’s very casual and you can just show up and join then. Our next session will be this Thursday (the fifth) at the Station Hotel, at 6pm.
Here’s to a happy, two-wheeled 2012