A couple of months ago I bought a new bike under the bike to work scheme.
This scheme provides the ability to buy a bike with pre tax income so long as you commit to its majority use being to cycle to work.
Well today I started to keep my end of the bargain and tackled the ride from home to Hursley.
The journey turned out to be 6.58 miles from door to bike shed and took me in the region of 1 hour. Coming home bizarrely was a tad further despite following the same route. Quietly pleased with myself though that I managed to keep going up the hill through Oliver's Battery.
I have worked out a great route based on small backroads which meant that even though I left home around 7:45am I only met a couple of cars on the whole route. Hopefully as my fitness level increases I will be able to enjoy the wonderful scenery a little more:-)