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.