I rode to Richmond Park after work today. Waiting for me was the lovely Peta McSharry. It was a mild evening and there was an incredible sunset. Peta and I tootled round the park as fast as our commuting bikes (a Brompton and a single speed), and big backpacks would allow. We chatted all the way and only stopped to take in the view. I love riding my bike. I love it particularly at the moment because of the sense of control it gives me. I am very grateful to my friends for being there when I otherwise might have wimped out. Thank you.