Jon’s fixed the old bike he was given 🙂 So now he can go off cycling with Emily while she rides Blue. This means two things: a) they can go further than I have the time or energy to walk on foot and b) Emily can get a lot more trotting and cantering done out on hacks because Jon can keep up with her whereas on foot, it takes me ages to catch her up even at trot.
They had their inaugural bike/ride hack together last week and a fabulous time was had by all, even if Jon was rather sore afterwards – not the comfiest of saddles! His bike is way too big for me, but I’m on the lookout for a second hand “ladies bike”; if we can get one cheaply enough then I’ll be able to cycle too. At least, that’s the plan, if you leave aside the bit about me not having been on a bike since I was about 11. Ahem.