One of my favourite cycle rides in Bristol is the pill path which is traffic free and runs alongside the river Avon and Leigh woods. When I first started cycling again earlier this year I was woefully unfit and would wobble along for a couple of miles and come home in a heap. Slowly my fitness has improved, I'm still pretty crumby but at least now I can cycle to Pill and back without collapsing. One of the best things about this route is the lake at the end of the river path, perfect for a rest and also for gawking at the large flock of comedic chickens that reside in a big plot next to the water.
Yesterday was the first time I saw the swan. Looking very serene in the photo but she came across to hiss and honk at us.
In contrast to the lake, I quite fancied going on the cycle lane over the big motorway bridge at Avonmouth. The whole concept of a cycle lane on a huge bridge next to a roaring motorway seemed odd. It was a cloudy murky day yesterday and the whole thing was surreal.
Posted by Red Ruby Rose Sunday, October 10, 2010