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Im not long back from picking up my new bike and cycling home with it. Those who read my earlier message… me and my husband cycled to and left our old bikes in Paris. The bad news is I fell off my bike while round and injured my ankle and it’s still swollen and painful to walk on. Im now waiting for an MRI on it. The good news is that cycling didnt seem to bother it! :slight_smile: :-):slight_smile:

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Very proud of myself today as I had my 1st long ride since coming off my bike in Paris, on my brand new bike. Me and Russell (my husband) thought it’d be a great day, as it was sunny to attempt our 1st ride since coming back from Paris. Despite me having a bad ankle and unable to walk for any distance, we thought we’d give it a go, after all, we could catch a train home! We made it. Cant believe weve never been on that route before. Who’d have thought there were such such lovely quiet roads and fab cycle paths almost all of the way there. 30km completed in just 2 hrs. We caught the train back to Redditch and had 6k left until we were home. Just as I was trying to mount my bike it slipped away from me…the result was me flat on the floor - head first! My brand new bike came out complete unscathed…and me? Well I escaped with just grazes and probably tomorrow I’ll be very very sore and bruised but looking forward to my next ride :slight_smile:

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Sallum,Lots of cycle paths around your area - l live in Sambourne - and we get lots of cycle clubs come through. l cannot ride a bike as l have no use in left leg. But l have always ridden a horse. ln fact l use to compete in Endurance Riding. After having a replacement hip and knee - l had not ridden for 2 yrs. Then a couple of weeks ago - l decided to go out on ‘Ted’ -with a friend on her horse. We did well - l was enjoying going through fields of stubble and then getting into the woods. The autumn colours spectatcular. On the way back - Ted stumbled in a muddy rut [damn those 4x4 off roaders] and l tumbled over his head and hit the ground with a bang. Landed on my ‘sitting bones’ and also hit my face - just above my eye - and ended up with a lovely shade of purple black eye.

Had to ring a neighbour to come to the rescue - as l could not get up off the ground. Dearest Ted stood at my side all of the time - what a gent. l was brought home in their car - and John - who had not ridden for 30yrs decided to get on Ted and ride him back home. He is keen to take up riding again now he has retired.

l think l will have another try - once all the bruises have gone. And use a neckstrap on Ted - so that l can grab it if l feel l am becoming unseated. Like you - l do not want to give up doing something that l love.

Sallum,Lots of cycle paths around your area - l live in Sambourne - and we get lots of cycle clubs come through. l cannot ride a bike as l have no use in left leg. But l have always ridden a horse. ln fact l use to compete in Endurance Riding. After having a replacement hip and knee - l had not ridden for 2 yrs. Then a couple of weeks ago - l decided to go out on ‘Ted’ -with a friend on her horse. We did well - l was enjoying going through fields of stubble and then getting into the woods. The autumn colours spectatcular. On the way back - Ted stumbled in a muddy rut [damn those 4x4 off roaders] and l tumbled over his head and hit the ground with a bang. Landed on my ‘sitting bones’ and also hit my face - just above my eye - and ended up with a lovely shade of purple black eye.

Had to ring a neighbour to come to the rescue - as l could not get up off the ground. Dearest Ted stood at my side all of the time - what a gent. l was brought home in their car - and John - who had not ridden for 30yrs decided to get on Ted and ride him back home. He is keen to take up riding again now he has retired.

l think l will have another try - once all the bruises have gone. And use a neckstrap on Ted - so that l can grab it if l feel l am becoming unseated. Like you - l do not want to give up doing something that l love.

I`d admire your pluck to keep at it.

Go girl!

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Hi space jacket! We normally go off cycling towards samboure , coughton or great alne. It was lovely to find such wuiet roads that lead us all the way into canon hill park! Sorry to hear about your little accident too and you recover quickly. I used to ride too but in too many years until my son got himself a girlfriend, then of course when they went on holiday I helped to feed, groom and ride her horse Pia whhaventstabledcookhill just over the back of cookhill. Good times…Have you lived in the area for long? Perhaps we would recognise each other! Ive lived in Studley for 38 yrs.

Thanks Poll, wasnt sure if you were referring to me or space jacket, but I’ll take the compliment :slight_smile: