Cycled with Dad (1st September 2007)

To try and find a way to ease the pain he gets from a trapped nerve, dad decided to go cycling with me today. After a couple of short test rides we identified a sticky link in his chain, loosened it out and went for a ride.

We rode along the towpath, past the swingbridge and down to the wharf. Went up onto the lane and headed away from Crookham Village.

We took the first lane on the left and swooped down the hill and over the little bridge. Rode gently up the hill, which steepens sharply towards the top. It turns 90° left and immediately steepens even more as it goes over a humpback bridge which crosses the canal. We both made it up easily by using the our lowest gear.

We actually made conversation a few times, which was cool.