Jolly Old Chaps On Bikes
I met these two chaps on a ride last week. The first was riding a folding bike that was worthy of a photograph in its own right:
Yep, that’s a ‘Clip’ folding bike, manufactured by Giant. First time I’ve seen one of these - apparently he bought it from a sports shop in Consett. Wonders never cease.
A few miles later, we met this chap:
Check out the whiskers - he could be a distant relation of Evil Gordon from the Twitters. Apparently he is 77 years old.
Why were these two (and many other) riders on this route? Well I suppose these three things might help:
- The route we took was almost entirely traffic free
- Most of the route was a converted railway - that means gradients of 1:100, or in common parlance, “flat”
- It was a pretty spiffing day for it - possibly the only day of summer we’ve had so far…