We know what it’s like - Christmas comes around, and with all the heavy food, copious amounts of chocolate and gallons of beverages, before you know it, you can find yourself feeling sluggish by the time New Year hits.
But why not give something new a go? A chance to get outside, make new friends and keep active on a regular basis is a great way to blow away the old festive cobwebs.
Breeze and Guided Rides was set up by British Cycling as a way to get people out and about more often on their bikes, allowing them to keep active and socialise along the way. The Cornwall and Devon area group is coordinated by Bodmin resident Imogen Callaway.
Imogen said: “Breeze rides are all aimed at getting women out on their bikes, no matter their age from 18 upwards. They are rides which have no pressure and are to help people gain the confidence to enjoy cycling in a group.”
Breeze rides range from 1 mile to 50 miles and Imogen currently leads a ride every other Tuesday, cycling along routes such as the Camel Trail and back lanes around Bodmin.
She continued: “Guided Rides are for anyone! Men and women are both welcome on these rides, I lead one on the opposite Tuesday to the Breeze ride so I alternate to allow as many opportunities for people to get out as possible.”
The rides are free, and all you need to bring is a working bike, helmet, inner tube, drink and...yourself! Plus, most rides involve cake - what’s not to love?
Imogen added: “No one is ever left behind or dropped. The only time people may end up alone is on a hill, but we always re-group and try to stick together, keeping at the pace of the slowest cyclist.”
>> If you’re interested in giving cycling a go with a great bunch of people this winter and the coming new year, go to www.letsride.co.uk for more information about joining.