I get quite a few people ask me why I go out cycling pre 6 am in the morning !
There are quite a few reasons really but it is difficult to put them in any specific order.
I normally ride for between 45 minutes and just under 2 hours, so it gives me some good exercise which is something we all need to try and stay healthy, without eating into the normal family time .
Another reason is that the roads are a lot quieter than they are later in the day that’s for sure which also should make it safer as well .
This also allows me to keep a look out for the wildlife that you would not normally see , in the last few weeks I have spotted deer , a couple of owls , pheasants , rabbits along with the normal hedgerow birds. It is quite nice to ride along as they flit from branch to branch.
Along with the wildlife are some of natures other wonders you see like this fungi that was growing out of the base of a tree right on the road edge .
I quite often find myself changing route as I go along just to try and get a decent picture be it the sun rise or a stunning scenery with a strategically placed bike .
Another reason why I go cycling early is so it does not eat in to the precious time that me and my partner get alone .