We decided on our favourite ride down to Pitchcroft, Worcester's racecourse and along the cycle path that runs parallel to the River Severn. You can just see the cathedral in the distance on this pic: a view across the racecourse from the path:
Here I am on the trusty stead in my favourite Freddie's Jeans, perfect for pedaling!
I'm still so chuffed with my Pashley Princess, I have to get off an admire it from a distance from time to time!
Whenever we're at the river I'm always happy we live here, especially at this time of year when it's looking so lovely and lush. It makes all the difference when you don't have a garden, to have nice rides/walks and open countryside, only a short distance away. It's definitely rejuvenating to get out and about in it!
We cycled as far as the bridge, crossed over and down to South Quay where all the swans, gulls and pigeons congregate. We'd been saving up bits of bread all week and whipped the gulls up into a frenzy throwing it into the river for the swans.
Chris got some great pics of the greedy gulls swooping in to catch a piece of bread mid air!
We pushed the last pedestrianised bit up to town and had a brew at the Boston Tea Party before making our way back home...
...taking the more scenic route along the canal path for the last leg.
I'm completely pooped now but thoroughly enjoyed myself! I'm still building up my fitness levels and confidence cycling on the roads, but seem to be making some steady progress in both. Since getting my new bike in March, I've already been out on it more times on it than I'd cycled in the last few years. It's a lovely ride and real incentive to go out and I'm already looking forward to the next time!