This course was exactly what I needed and I truly hope the local council will continue to encourage the Community to bond together, by encouraging participation in this type of event, it’s a fast changing and hectic pace of life these days due to mobiles, the internet and computers. I have recently moved into the City of Kingston for a sea change and felt quite isolated in my new environment.
Although, I love the freedom of working remotely from home, I find I have little communication with the outside world and broader community, hence it is important to me to get out and participate in group activities when I can. I had not ridden for over twenty years and I was curious about the advert in the Leader Newspaper. I rang and had a lovely personal chat with Jacinta about whether I was suitable to participate, only to learn anybody can join, you’re never too old, and you were overwhelmed with women calling to participate.
I promptly purchased a bike from our local trader, I am eternally grateful that Jacinta was the Instructor, an inspirational person who is living and enjoying a healthy active life. I enjoyed the basics on the first session right through till the end of the final lesson. From learning quickly about our fellow riders, how to maintain our bicycles, seat heights, changing tyres, etc , etc., weaving in and out of witches hats, left and right hand signaling and turns, sharp breaking and how to avoid obstacles such as cars along with various other snippets of information only an experienced rider would know.
Your experience in how to tackle the Nepean Hwy, and enjoying the bike paths that hug the shoreline from Mordialloc to Rickets Point (Who would have thought I’d be having a cuppa with twelve women at Rickets Point on a Wednesday morning).Then a final lesson where you let your ducklings cruise from Mordialloc to the Patterson River what a joyful ride that was so much satisfaction achieving a 20 km ride..WOW Im a cyclist now.
I now love the freedom of hopping on my bike and clearing my brain with a ride and look forward to joining the other lovely lively ladies I met for a social ride and chat soon.