My adventures on two wheels began at the age of 60 on a bike my daughter had left me when she moved overseas. I had learnt to ride a bike as a child but had not ridden since. So at 60, I tentatively started riding again. At first, a 2 km ride to the Chatswood shops and then I decided to try and ride to work.
I had been doing an 8 km round trip to work for five years and it has kept me fit, but I lacked the confidence to venture further. Then, at one Chatswood Spring Fair, I introduced myself to the stallholders of a Bicycle User Group and much information was gleaned. Soon after, I joined a bike club and have not looked back since.
I qualified as a NSW Ride leader two years ago and now have the privilege to lead easy/medium graded rides across Sydney, nothing fast and furious. These days I have a lighter bike and next year perhaps I will move over to an
electric bike, but presently I am fit enough to keep going on a pushbike. You would never get me in a gym, it is cycling that is keeping me fit. I have met so many likeminded people, cycling gave me a new lease of life; I am hooked.
Every holiday since getting on a bike has involved cycling, I have ridden a bike across a good deal of Europe, Indochina, NSW and Tasmania.