Sunday 21 July 2019

Pedal power with sun on your back is great

last week I broke free of the office for my spring break and boy I couldn't have timed it better with an early burst of summer warming the sky and the ground below.

The bicycle was given a dusting and taken out of the garage as we did the school run by pedal power for a change.

The two of us cycled happily along the town's much maligned cycle paths to school which makes the journey fantastically safe for all.

The only flip side to cycling along these new paths is the amount of broken glass which litters the way and makes any journey a bit of a lottery. You do your best to avoid all the tiny shards of glass but know that it only takes one piece to bring your journey to an end very quickly.

Thoughtless hooligans can spoil the simplest pleasures.

Irish Independent