Back in my pre-pandemic life, and before I was a cyclist, I would often find myself sat on the top deck of the bus, staring out the window, admiring the daredevil cyclists ducking and weaving between traffic below. Often I would watch them whizz past me, disappearing out of sight. The bus I rode on, meanwhile, sat stationary, caught behind the seemingly endless brake-lights of London traffic.

At the time it seemed impossible that one day I might join them. That instead of looking longingly from the top of the bus, I would be the one on the bike. But as the pandemic hit and a local low traffic neighbourhood made all my cycling dreams come true, I started to think I might be wrong. …


Sarah Berry

Big ol’ mess.

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