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Spring Sunshine Cycling In The Lake District

BRRRR… IT MAY BE FROSTY AT NIGHT but the days are sunny and the roads dry.
This Easter in the Lake District here on the West of England we are sheltered from the strong cold East winds. This is giving us perfect cycling conditions with stunning views of the snow covered Lakeland  mountains to the North.
Last weekend we had a winter snow storm and even today , Easter Sunday, there are drifts in the strangest of places. Mountain bikers are coming round corners to be confronted by drift several feet deep and with total lunacy burying themselves and their bikes in the drifts.Such off road madness!
All the roads are now clear of the drifted snows although the East side of Coniston Water all fields and fells are still white with snow.
There are lots of road cyclists up here in the lake District this weekend intermingled with a few marathon runners.Its good to see so many women  on bikes.Is the plan to get a million women on bikes this year achievable? I hope so.
Next Sunday I’m off with a group to Mallorca for a 5 day cycling trip and we are all hoping for some warmer rides. I hate being so wrapped up to combat the cold,three tops and a jacket kept me warm yesterday as in the shade the temperature is still hovering around zero.

Still its great to be out on the bike seeing the daffodils in full flower and the newly born lambs bleating for their mums.Spring is just around the corner.

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