Ten years ago my oldest school friend persuaded me to get on a bike for the first time in 30 years. Since then Id dabbled a bit but never really picked up momentum.
Then a few weeks ago, inspired by the fab This Girl Can ads, I signed up for a SkyRide.
I got out of breath. My bum hurt, my chain snapped (unfixable!).
The group was fab, insisting theyd go nowhere without me. The leader, Jo towed me three-and- a -half miles to prove it.
And I got hooked! I've been cycling longer and further -every few days since. Ive joined Nottingham Girls Can and at 59 I feel Ive finally found my thing - and some fab new friends!
Ive done my second fund-raising ride and next year that old school pal and I celebrate our 60th birthdays cycling six rides in six counties over six weekends!