After the big miles of the last couple of weekends I went for a shorter cycle this evening. Out around town and then up hill to Spott. It has also been a bit cooler today which was a relief after a sweltering couple of days at work.
The hills on this route aren't too hard, but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself climbing strongly with a reasonable heart rate. The hours on the bike certainly seem to be making a difference to my overall fitness.
Lovely empty roads in the evening sun.
All around the hedges were full of finches, while above was the trilling of skylarks.
Then after all the climbing there is the pleasure of the fast descent home.