Cycling in the snow

What do you on a cold Saturday afternoon just as it’s starting to rain? Go for a bike ride of course. Only sissies are afraid of the rain. We cycled to Newton Dee as I was in need of chocolate – it has been at least a couple of weeks since I had my last fix 🙂

There was quite a bit of snow on the grassy verges of the bike path and the surrounding hills. It was so beautiful. I wore my raincoat but I quickly got too hot and had to take it off.


The kids were tucked up in Busby – Elizabeth watching a film on the portable DVD player and Daniel playing with the iPad. After about half an hour of cycling through this the DVD player went flat forcing Elizabeth to lift her gaze to the surroundings. She immediately shouted, “Mum, there’s snow!!!”. “Yes, Elizabeth, it has been there for the past half hour.”


The past week has been very dark here so I decided I had to wear something bright to compensate:


It’s nice not having to put on sunscreen and sunglasses though. There were lots of people using the path today which was good to see. The Scots are not afraid of a bit of rain and snow. As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”, or something like that.

15 responses to “Cycling in the snow”

  1. Great idea to wear bright clothing to brighten up your day. I definitely love the idea of “being in need of chocolate.” Hmmm, not that I think of it, perhaps I should put some nutella on my toast. Loved the photos.

    • I’m a marmite on toast person – I love it! But I definitely have chocolate cravings. And I think more people should wear bright colours when it’s looking grim outside.

    • I did not know about the origin of the quote – thank you! You would have to enjoy walking in the rain if you create a series of guides for walking in the Lake District 🙂

  2. I love that expression about suitable clothing, it’s so true! Scott and I hiked in Norway in horrendous rain but for the most part it was okay because we were waterproofed up our eyelids. I’m a bit jealous you have snow 🙂

    • Norway is beautiful and I’m sure hiking there would be terrific, rain or not. I’ve just realised I haven’t received a post from your blog for ages. I’m not sure why. I added it to my Reader again and will check that I get the next one.

  3. Amused that your kids were glued to their screens while being transported through beautiful countryside. 🙂

    As for Nutella and Marmite, I can do without. Vegemite is my spread of choice!

  4. I’m a sissy. ☺️

    I too liked the idea of wearing bright when it’s dark although I pick dressing based on what’s in the wardrobe. He he.

    I think you made Elizabeth miss snow by giving her a DVD player.

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