Mike the Bike – why did I start this site?
This site is dedicated to all those who came late to cycling, as I did! The open road, fresh air, new places and meeting like-minded people are all part of the joy of cycling. It’s something we can all do, regardless of dodgy knees or backs, often from too much running or impact exercise when younger.
Whether you become a dedicated pedal-pusher, or a more relaxed ‘weekend in the park’ kind of rider, there is something for you on this site. I started cycling in May 2018 – after 30 years in the military, running was no longer an option, and my weight was creeping up. My friend, Marc, introduced me to cycling and helped get me set up with my first ‘real’ bike – a Cannondale CAADX cyclocross, which was good for road riding and some light gravel work. It started my journey and love affair with all things cycling! Thanks, Marc!
It’s great fun, and gets you amazingly fit really quickly – word of warning – it can become addictive! But there are way worse things to become dependent on!
This site will be a largely irreverent look at the world of cycling from the eyes of a deeply respectful proponent. If you’re offended, please don’t be – the ability to laugh at oneself is a treasured and valued characteristic of that magnificent beast, the MAMIL Enjoy!
Happy cycling – ride safe – be considerate – obey traffic rules!
Looking forward to reading your posts Mike. I enjoy cycling too. I like to explore the local country lanes as often as I can on a Saracen hybrid.
Thanks, Simon – great to hear from you and that you’re enjoying being out and about on 2 wheels! Keep taking your camera with you – your photos are awesome!