As I am car free at the moment I decided to use my bike this week to the shops and post office. This is a good thing – get the heart pumping and the legs working, etc. Unfortunately there are some snags to riding a bike to the shops.

  1. Keys – bikes need unlocking and locking up everywhere you go. I have a D-lock which is quite heavy.
  2. Cycling gear – helmet and if you’re keen like me you have a separate wardrobe for cycling in!
  3. Storage – only having  a ruck sack, I find I can only get one carrier bag’s worth of shopping in it.

So for posting a letter it was great, but for doing the weekly shop, walking wins.

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