When I was a kid my father bought my brother a bike, we used to spend almost every single day on that small (big to us) mountain bike and we had the best of times. I remember my uncles teaching my brother and I how to ride a bike until one unfaithful day I hurt myself quite badly when I fell from the bike, let’s just say it was gruesome enough to scar me for life and it’s fair to say I have not ridden a bike since except when I have spin classes at the gym. I had been seeing a lot of ads both on social media and friends of friends talking and participating in “bike week” which officially this year runs from 11th June till 22nd June but most organisers start as early as April and stop/end as late as July 31st. so when an opportunity came up to speak about bike week on my blog I jumped at it because I know fellow bloggers and some of my readers/friends actually enjoy a good bike ride here and there. There is more information on the bike week website, there you can find out about current and future events and how you can participate and be supported.
I also have the opportunity to share with you this absolutely beautiful bike week infographic which was created by Osbornes of Osbornes solicitors LLP. Check them out, as mentioned they are solicitors who specialize in personal injury claim, family law property etc. I am happy to share this with you as my dad has just finished his law degree and his field is family law.
So back to bike week, will I be participating? Probably not only because I am attending a fundraising for our church but I do know a few people who are and I will be supporting from the sidelines. Should you be participating, yes! Why? Firstly it’s good for your health, boast stamina and if you are like me (can say finally) I am ‘healthy’. Now those participating or know someone who is please ensure you read up on how to ride safely because every other day on the news you hear about people being knocked off their bikes and some worst case scenarios people have actually died so I urge you to read up and practice safe riding on roads and remember be visible (especially at night) by wearing the ‘visible bike gear’, flow with traffic not against it (or is it the other way round) and have a good bike with brakes and lights.
Labels: Collaboration post, off-friday