My cycling story: Nikki Circou
I’ve always liked cycling and have been a spin class devotee for several years. I’ve also had various hybrid bikes and guess you would have described me as ‘a fair-weather cyclist’. Then last October I decided to get a road bike through my work’s cycle to work scheme. The bike was a very nice addition to my dining room until March, and the fairer weather, when I decided venture out to Richmond Park. After weeks of park laps I made an online plea for cycling buddies and a member of BellaVelo suggested I went on a ride with them. Since then I’ve faced and conquered various ‘firsts’ - getting out of bed at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday (eek!), rocking up at Richmond Park to meet a group of strangers (eek!) and mastering ‘clipping in’ (double eek).