I love doing things that give me a buzz; rollercoasters, jumping out of planes, pole dancing, learning trapeze, horse riding – I’ve done a fair few things in my time but I have come to realise there is another kind of buzz that I enjoy – the kind that comes when you do something entirely new – you know that feeling you get when you start doing something you have never done before and you actually manage to do it.
My new buzz is cycling. I have started cycling on London roads. How is that a big deal for a thirty-nine year old? Well you see I only learnt to ride a bike properly last year (thanks Dad), so this is no small feat for me. Up until recently I was limited to sticking to non traffic areas while I built up my confidence, and to non traffic areas I probably would have stuck to had it not been for a swift kick up my jacksie from a well meaning friend.
So I did it albeit with a few scraps here and there but I did it all the same and boy does it feel good. Weaving in and out of London traffic on a Boris bike – a total buzz! Not sure about the no helmet thing though but I will leave that to write about another day.