On our bikes

The  Queen and Paddington bear have two a year, unfortunately being a mere mortal I only have one, which is tomorrow, to celebrate the occasion hubby and I took the day off. (we are loving these four day weeks!)

What to do with our day? Well that was easy as I sold my city bike on ebay and hubby bought me this……..

DSCN4208 a beautiful hybrid called Gloria, (and himself a bike called bike) so it was off to the Exe Estuary Trail for a ride. I have run this trail lots and have always wanted to ride it. We parked at a local farm shop and then hit the saddle. Next stop Exmouth and a hot chocolate in the sun.


Must admit it was nice to get off the saddle at this point even with my ample padding my bottom was tender.

All too soon it was time to jump back on and pedal back to Lympstone and a pub lunch.

Had to have a break to admire the view over to Powderham Castle on the way

We took in the sights of Lympstone before heading to The Swan

and as I was not very hungry I thought I would go for a light snack ……..


only a little ploughmans!

  • Miles cycled- 18
  • Fun had- loads
  • Hills walked up-none
  • Sore bums-2
  • Tired adults-2
  • Birthdays looming-1


About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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9 Responses to On our bikes

  1. plustenner says:


  2. iwalkicycle says:

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow! 🙂

  3. Happy Birthday! That food and view look awesome! 😉

  4. Happy birthday! It looks like you had an amazing ride with beautiful views and fabulous food! Not a bad way to spend the day! 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday 🙂 That ploughman’s lunch looks so yummy! Loving the photos of the countryside.

  6. winsometahn says:

    Happy Birthday today!! Love your new bike (& the ploughman’s).

  7. Tubontherun says:

    Happy birthday for yesterday! Love the Swan for a quick drink or lunch.

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