AS EASY AS RIDING A BIKE

Another one shot passed me, hunched over his handle bars, dressed in garish tight lycra. I could feel the disdain directed towards me s he accelerated away. Think of the positives: the fresh air; the exercise; helping the environment; saving money on petrol; avoiding the traffic congestion. It all started with the building of a … Continue reading AS EASY AS RIDING A BIKE

NOT WHAT I ASKED FOR

Archie stared at the gift, torn wrapping paper all round. It looked like several bicycles had crashed into each other, a mangled frame with wheels of various sizes attached to it. 'Wow, that's... interesting.' 'Do you like it?' Agnes smiled at him. 'What is it?' Agnes frowned. 'A puncture repair station. You're too old to … Continue reading NOT WHAT I ASKED FOR

A HELPING HAND

'Five miles. Average pace ten minutes and thirty seconds per mile. Total duration fifty-two minutes and thirty-five seconds. Last mile duration eleven minutes.' Paul fumbled with his smartphone and found the 'stop' button on his running app. 'Run complete. Congratulations,' the calming American female voice told him. He sat down on the low wall of … Continue reading A HELPING HAND