It was a terrible thing to be sent to Coventry when I was at school.
Today was better though.
In fact it was a very nice 31.4 mile ride to get to the Cathedral for a 48 hour conference (Faith in Conflict). Here I am just after arriving. No I didn’t take my bike inside, I only do that in Methodist Churches (oh and Syston Parish Church cos they are very kind).
They have however, provided a very secure locked space for my bike for which I am very grateful.
The ride was smooth, comfortable and gentle. I still love how easy this bike makes journeys.
Just one scare when coming into Coventry, on an urban dual carriageway (40mph limit) a Peugeot 205 undertook the cars overtaking me in the outside lane, swerving very close to me before lurching into the outside lane to get past the car in front of me. Only just missed me and the cars overtaking me. I had no warning and no time to react. Very scary.
The rest was just nice. I was just right temperature wise while cycling despite a very cold and damp day. But as soon as I stopped I got very cold. Luckily the journey was fast so I had plenty of time to change, have a coffee and warm up before finding out just how cold Coventry Cathedral is.