Despite a conscious effort to get up and out early on the Bicycle this Morning to beat the incoming Rain it was still almost 8am before I managed to get out of the House. I immediately noticed just how warm it was which was a pleasant surprise.
The Morning traffic was busy as usual so I opted for the peace and tranquility of the Comber Greenway to start my spin, I was only a couple of miles in when I rapidly came to a stop and watched in disbelief as a Badger came strolling up the Greenway in my direction. Unfortunately it darted in to the hedgerow before I could grab my Phone to snap a quick Photograph of it.
I continued on and became aware of the shrill shriek of a Common Buzzard overhead, when I glanced up there were two of them and they swooped down just ahead of me approximately 10 meters ahead and then they were off again.
Leaving the Greenway I cycled through Comber then on to the quiet Ballydrain road and up in to Lisbane and on to Drumreagh.
Six more miles of rolling roads I was finally catching a tail wind over to Balloo then climbing up to Killinchy and thr rolling hill descent down to a grey and overcast Whiterock.
Back along familiar roads past Castle Espie to Comber and home via the Greenway for a good 33 miles clocked up.