I keep reading that there are ever more cyclists on the English roads, and, purely from an anecdotal point of view, I’d have to agree. But here’s what I’ve noticed: they are all men!
We do see the odd couple from time to time, at which point we normally get so excited by the thought of like-minded people that we almost approach them. We figure there’s a real danger that would make us look like swingers, though, so we always think the better of it. But the vast majority are single riders, and they are always male, which makes me wonder:
Where are all the ladies???
Get on your bikes, girls! Why let the menfolk have all the fun? You shouldn’t be short of incentive; there’s a rosy complexion on offer from the fresh air, and no girl worth her salt will surely turn away the opportunity to eat guilt-free chocolate.
And if the thought of cycling shorts makes you choke on sartorial disgust, let me assure you: cycling makes your bum look better in absolutely every other type of outfit…