Here in Whitchurch, Hampshire, there is a valley, in which the lovely River Test weaves its way, between our place and theirs. Even so, that didn’t put us off choosing to cycle there – we have low gears for the slight climbs!
It was just 10 minutes journey and we had the pleasure of waving “hello!” to a few other friends we passed along the way.
We had to coax our young boys just slightly: a promise of a bag of crisps each at the shop over there on the way back. Deal!
For the journey there, we followed the side-roads and then the path up past the skateboard/BMX-track park before following some more side-roads. Hardly encountered a person driving a car – mind, we did spot a few cars abandoned on the pavement along Hillside!
On the way back, we took the route most people in cars would take: the one through the town centre and up London Road. Definitely busier.
Many people were already driving their cars not much more than 20mph even though that scheme – called locally ‘The Whitchurch Minute‘ – hasn’t come into force yet (aside: repeated queries to Hampshire County Councillor Tom Thacker asking when the scheme is to start have not been answered).
I mounted my mini 808 #16 mini HD camera to the top of my bicycle light to capture our ride…