Call me romantic, but gentle cycling that includes visiting hidden treasures tucked away in quiet rural locations (the prettier the better) gives me just the reason I need to get out and about. Add in a country pub for afters and I’m a very happy cyclist. This rural Nelson church is a real beauty and ticks all the boxes. The wooden interior is unpainted and it has a staircase leading up to a tiny balcony, which provides access for the bell-puller. It’s hard to ignore the temptation to pull on that rope.
Dogs and cycling are not the usual combination, and Otis was not a great cyclist, but he really enjoyed hanging around with cyclists.
He welcomed everyone who came to see us at The Gentle Cycling Company, favouring visitors who would play ball. His enthusiasm for life was hugely infectious, and if he had been able to ride a bike, he would have.