Christina on her bikeI started cycling aged 45 when I moved offices and realised that it was going to be quicker to cycle rather than drive or use public transport. I’ll never forget that first ride home on a borrowed bike. I had to walk most of the hill, was overtaken by a mum pulling two kids in a baby carriage and thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Twelve years later, I’m healthier and happier than ever. I have just finished my first bike packing trip which was hard work, especially as I suffer from asthma, but I loved every minute of it; even struggling slowly up the hills in the rain.
All these years ago, if someone had told me I would be doing this, I would have laughed until I cried.
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