Fifteen years ago Cycling UK ran a 'five miles to fabulous' initiative, with the intention to demonstrate that five miles is very achievable for most people, will take about half an hour, and - particularly aimed at encouraging women out on their bikes - can make you fabulous (thinking of the health benefits).
And so, June 2023 marks our fifteenth birthday, which means we have to celebrate in some way or another!
The plan was a birthday picnic at Walk Mill, with a marvellous cake, and sunshine. On the day however I was unable to make it to the start as I have recently had a diagnosis of cancer and subsequent surgery two days before. But I certainly could make it to the cafe to see everyone.
Linda kindly took or arranged for the 'start up photo', three were driving over, one of which kindly picked me up, as I cannot drive either at the moment.
After posing for photos with a rather large knife, the serious business of cutting the cake was given to me (!), with Jean in close attendance. Jean took over, and the cake was divvied out to all, including Caroline and the staff at Walk Mill.