After being back on my bike for the first time in 10 months on Monday this week I felt so good afterwards that this re-affirmed I really need to work on getting my fitness back.
The weather was looking about perfect this afternoon so I popped out for a 20 mile loop to Selby and back to keep up the momentum. I’m thinking of joining the Selby Cycling Club when I get a bit more fitness back and club rides are allowed again, so thought I’d check out how feasible it would be to ride down to the club meeting point outside Selby Abbey from home.
I started off by heading south towards Church Fenton along a very familiar lane before turning off to head down towards Biggin and the past the excellent Blacksmiths Arms. Then onwards right through the middle of the glorious Bishops Wood (must return for a proper walk in the summer as it’s stunning).
Not long after I was reaching the suburbs of Selby and managed to mis-interpret my Wahoo Elemnt map and take a wrong turn, but it was easily sorted on a parallel street – phew!
I sat down out side theAbbey for a quick breather and slurp or two of my water, then it was back on the road towards home.
The road back took me through the beautiful village of Wistow, then Cawood and finally Ulleskelf. As I got home I had 19.7 miles on the clock, so carried on past the house and onwards a bit so I returned home with over 20 miles to show for my efforts. Very happy with that at this stage!
My legs were pretty tired towards the end but that’s only to be expected and at least passing the 10 mile mark (the total distance of Monday’s ride) I was still feeling full of beans, so fitness must be getting better slowly as my leg muscles slowly awaken.
Now, to hope the weekend weather is good so I can get out for another ride..