When Paul (my husband and co-founder of mollydoo.com) talks about cycling, he does so with such passion and excitement, and I never quite got it...that is, until now!
I've read your responses to my FB posts, and truly 'get' how you all feel about being out on the road and turning those pedals.
My transformation really began this year after my Lanzarote Beginner's Week. I didn't want the rides to end and couldn't wait to get back on my bike at home. But more than anything else, I wanted to continue to ride with like-minded people and share that excitement.
It took me a long time to finally give in to cycling! For years I’d watched my husband, Paul, enjoy the benefits this sport gave him; the enjoyment he got out of it and the friends he’d made. In aid of charity, he and his friends had done crazy challenges on the bike and tested themselves to the limit.
The changing factor for me came when my father passed away. Riding for me is a way of remembering and a way of not forgetting. It helps clear my mind and helps my soul. It also allows me to eat chocolate and cake!
Although I began to enjoy riding, I found it quite lonely. The countryside was stunning and the time for me was soul searching and cleansing. However, there’s something about exercising with a friend or a group. So, I set out to find a group. My fitness was at a decent level because of running. I wanted to cycle with a group to learn and become more confident, as well as make friends.