My current bike is a Bergamont E-bike which I acquired last October, through the Syngenta ‘Cycle to work’ scheme. It enables me to cycle the 6 miles to work, get around the extensive Syngenta site all day and then get back up the hill to Golcar at the end of the day. It means that I don’t have to be reliant on public transport or parental taxis!
I started cycling to school in Year 8 and when I needed a physical focus for Silver Duke of Edinburgh award, it was a convenient choice. I also started exploring the local area on my bike at the weekends. When I transferred to Gold award, it seemed a natural choice. I’ve been encouraged by my leaders to vary routes to work as well as leisure cycling with family and friends – a group of friends and I managed to get to Holme Village before I got my e-bike. I’m now using Strava to record journeys.
I’ve logged my 1101 cycle miles (done since October on my e-bike) on the Change Begins with a Bicycle webpage and will be telling my Cub scout troop about the project during one of their activity sessions. I’ll also be joining in with Gledholt’s fundraiser later in the summer.
Where next? I would like to do a ride to see family near Buxton – 36 miles but includes 3120ft of climbing, or 42 miles and 2329ft.