It was my day off yesterday and as I've been yearning to get out on my bike for ages, but for some reason or other always finding other distractions to fritter away my precious time, I gave myself a jolly good kick up the jacksey and dusted down the bicycle - literally.
With all the essentials safely stashed in a dinky knapsack I set off, not really knowing where I was heading. I was looking forward to being out and about in the fresh air, aimlessly roaming and exploring, just happy to take in the views and see where my little bike led me.
It is so liberating to brave bare limbs after being wrapped up for so long. I felt amazingly free as I pedalled along country lanes and bridleways. We're very lucky in Reading to be surrounded by such beautiful countryside in all directions. I decided to head north, and ambled along the lanes around Dundsden and Binfield, passing pretty village greens, corner shops, country pubs and chocolate box country cottages.