It’s never too late to ride your bike

I saw this wonderful news item, about an 84 year old woman who has been riding a 150 mile charity ride for Multiple Sclerosis, every year for the last 26 years.

She rides in a dress and high heels, on a single speed bike with upright bars and a basket. She’s slow, but she finishes.

My favorite quote from the piece:

“I have the most pressure out of anyone on the tour,” Sim adds jokingly. “I know I can’t quit, because my grandmother’s behind me somewhere!”

To ride a bike, even for long distances, you don’t need the right bike, the right clothes and equipment, or ideal fitness. Mainly, you need to want to do it.

1 thought on “It’s never too late to ride your bike”

  1. Exactly, good post. There are few valid reasons not to bike more often. There are lots of reasons to give the car a rest. Waiting for the perfect circumstances (right weather, right bike, right biking partner, right route) is basically saying that you do not want to ride.

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