The hungry peloton…..

This peloton of ‘silver bullets’ arrived at our house having heard there was some free food and drink on offer. They were supposed to have completed their ‘constitutional Wednesday morning distance’ of about 40 miles, but the poor weather forecast (incorrectly this time) had put them off their stride.

Look closely and you will see they all look a bit smug standing next to their sparkling new bicycles......

Look closely and you will see they all look a bit smug standing next to their sparkling new bicycles……

I snuck a look at one of their cycle computers, and it registered all of 14.66 miles…..I said “That was a long café stop up the road!”

But they were right about the free food and drink……always a massive incentive to penny-pinching cyclists (and we’re all penny-pinchers, it has to be said……it goes with the activity).

This group of Rotarian cyclists had done me the honour of accompanying me on the first 25 miles of my ride to Istanbul…….but let it be said, that did include not just one, but TWO café stops. When I said goodbye to them in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, I realised that, if I were to get to Istanbul this side of Christmas, café stops had to be the exception rather than the rule.

But it was good to have their company. And the food and drink was our way of raising a glass to them…….”May the wind be always at our backs!”


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

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