I decided to give The Big Draw a twist by picking up a pad, some pens and hopping on a Barclays bike for a heart shaped 'tour and draw' around East London. My childhood friend Josephine and little sister joined me on the heart shaped fun!
Why not take part where you are??
Here's the challenge....
Cycle a heart shaped route. Stop off in 4 different spots. Spend a maximum of 15 minutes drawing what catches your eye!
You can either find your own heart route, or try out this one! Think you cant draw?? Think again! For some great drawing tips check out World Sketching Tour Luís Simões advice here!
If you've never heard about The Big Draw click here to find out!
Congratulations to Sustrans worker Clare Dowling for completing a fantastic heart shaped cycle route where she lives in Bracknell!
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What motivated you into cycling your heart out?
I work for Sustainable transport charity Sustrans and we enable people to travel by foot, bike or
public transport for everyday journeys. I am very passionate about my work, and when I saw this Cycle Your Heart Out challenge, I knew it was for me!
Tell us about cycling in Bracknell
I love where I live! I'm lucky to live in Bracknell- a very green and tree-filled town with gorgeous local parks and a great network of cycling routes. I use cycling and walking as my main forms of transport around the local area, and in addition often cycle just for fun or exercise too.
Please share with us the highlights of your heart route
I really enjoyed my little ride today- 4.5 miles around my local area, starting and finishing where I live. I passed gorgeous autumnal trees, dew covered spider webs, foggy fields, cats on high walls and children playing in the park, cutting through the estates on cycle routes and pootling down traffic calmed streets. A good way to spend 30 minutes of my day!
A huge thank you Clare for sharing your Autumn-tastic story with us, we love your photos! Clare is also a photographer in her spare time and you can check out her beautiful photos on her website here.