Several times in the last few days I’ve found myself explaining to people that I’m not a serious cyclist. I then go on to state that I don’t do drop handlebar lycra speed stuff and that I just ride a bike.
Which is what I do, I have a nice bike, a town/tourer, with gears and I ride it on the roads and it will go along grassy canal paths and bumpy tracks. If I had the inclination it would probably get me round a few mountain bike routes. I wear cycling sports gear but have been known to just get on my bike in ‘normal clothes’ and ride it to work, or friends for coffee.
But I do enjoy my rides out, set targets and goals – usually about which hill I can get up and want to do Cycletta in a faster time this year, along with a much longer trip planned for the summer.
So am I a serious cyclist or just someone who takes cycling seriously?