Buying a house seems to have sapped all the fun out of lives so we decided to do something to rectify the situation. This morning we participated in the Wee Jaunt Aberdeen, a Pedal for Scotland initiative to encourage cycling and raise money for a children’s charity.
They closed off several roads in a 6 mile route around Aberdeen for 3 hours so we got to pedal on traffic-free roads and it was bliss. The route took us past Torry Battery, which we visited a month or so ago, and further along the coast. There were some lovely views but it was very hilly! Had I known there would be so many hills I may have chickened out. It was hard work on Busby with both kids inside. I knew I was exhausted by the end of it when, as we were cycling on an almost flat road I found myself trying to change into a lower gear only to discover I was already in the lowest gear.
It started and finished in Duthie Park where they had lots of different bicycles to try and a climbing frame. I got to ride a penny farthing which was fun and not as difficult as I had imagined. Ben had a go too and we got this little video of us riding it:
We’ve got other fun things planned for this month. My sister is coming next weekend and the weekend after that we’re going to Edinburgh. Woo!