July 8th 2015. 5.2 miles. Cycle 1

So it turns out road cycling is quite stressful. Had my first shot on a road bike today. Couldn’t really put it off any longer as it’s less than 3 months till the cycle to Skye. (This is my next challenge, which I signed up for ages before the marathon – it seemed like a very long way away at the time). Yikes.  A (terribly fit and good at cycling) friend has very kindly lent me one of her lesser bikes to practise on. I’ve been looking at it with a degree of trepidation for the last three weeks as…