Cycle Your Heart Out
"Your Wheels are Your Paint, The World is Your Canvas"
It started a few years ago, a screenshot to capture the special moment, opposite sides of the world.
I've lost count now, it's become the norm, and it's only sunk in recently.
It seems to have crept up on me slowly...
The realisation that you’ll never be able to take a last minute coffee,
pop over for dinner,
or enjoy a long comforting hug.
The realisation that your future children will never grow up playing together.
The realisation that the only way you can all be together is if you cherish your vacation time, and coordinate so everyone can get at least 2 weeks together...not always an easy task when you’re dealing with multiple countries!
July 2017, all spread out around the world.
I’ve simply had to accept the fact that none of us will ever agree on one country to all settle in.
However, with acceptance comes comfort, maybe we all have different destinies, life has a different plan for us all.
So here we are are, on our way to Cambridge, my mum and sister by my side,
Their faces not in a phone,
Not in an ipad,
Not in a computer,
But physically there, next to me.
Soaking up the realisation, a warm sense of gratitude filled by body.
What I once took for granted, I now cherish with every inch of my being.
To physically be able to spend time with them, and not through a screen, was honestly the best birthday gift.
No longer a snapshot,
But here by my side.
I was recently contacted by the Milton Keynes Council to help plan a fun Valentines heart shaped cycled route.
Over 30 cyclists joined in to cycle their hearts out with a loved one, and make use of the fantastic redways that Milton Keynes has to offer! The fab Breeze and Sky ride leaders Ana, Karen Colette and Kevin did a fantastic job in organising and leading the ride, and making sure everyone had a great time! Well done to the Milton Keynes Council, British Cycling, The Parks Trust and Roy Pinks cycles for making the event possible!
If you live in Milton keynes & couldn´t make it on the day don´t worry, you can cycle the 3.6 mile heart route yourself with friends, family and loved ones whenever you like! The route is all off-road and makes full use of the great cycle paths that Milton Keynes has to offer!
This Christmas I decided to celebrate the festive season with a sunny Breeze ride around Milton Keynes, followed by the Chain Reaction bicycle festival. Congratulations to Maja Dunn for winning the prize draw for the Cycle Your Heart Out 'Freedom' Pendant!
Read more and check out the full gallery here!
Have you found a heart shaped cycle route? Or maybe even tried this Milton Keynes heart route out for yourself? If so I would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment here. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family and spread the love.
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