||[Jun. 24th, 2006|02:30 pm]
This week, I did manage to do quite a bit more cycling to/from work. My new bike is very nice, and when it's not too windy makes the rides fun.|
On Monday we had a "cycle to work day" at work. There was a very nice breakfast laid on for anyone who'd cycled, which did turn out to be about half of us. Annoyingly though, the train I was getting in was late, so it would've been quicker to just cycle in the whole way. If only I'd known in advance!
I cycled back with David and Gillian on Monday evening, and we took the Eynsham roue. I'd previously checked on a map, and it's a little further than the Woodstock route for me, but shorter for David. We had a nice relaxed ride, but I wasn't that struck with the traffic between Eynsham and Botley.
(On Tuesday, I mostly slept, having gone to the datacentre on Monday night, getting back at 5.30am...)
Wednesday saw the fun of getting my car serviced, so I cycled in from the Kidlington Motorpark. I don't think that many people do cycle having dropped off their cars, as I did get some funny looks from the staff at the garage :)
I cycle-train-cycle'd on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, which does work well if the trains are on time (which they're not always, especially in the evenings, and it does cost a fiver). Thursday evening I cycled back to get my car, and on Friday I drove as I had too much crap to bring home from the office.
All in all, a fun cycling week, despite the wind. I think I'm going to aim to cycle in once or twice a week for the rest of the summer, especially if more free breakfasts can be arranged :)