Giddy up

Cycling towards me in Kensington gardens this morning: a woman with a riding crop.

I wonder whether she’s realised that, no matter how hard you whip it, a bicycle will only go faster if you pedal harder!

Two firsts

Yesterday as I left work there was still a faint suggestion of twilight in the clear evening sky and, as I cycled through the park, the gate into Kensington Gardens was open for the first time this year.

Of course, today it’s been snowing, so winter isn’t over yet; but it’s good to know that spring is creeping up on us!