This summer I have fallen head over heels in love, with my bike! It’s such a relaxing way to see the city, and unlike when sitting on a bus you actually see the city, because cycling with your nose in a book is a recipe for disaster.
I’m so in love with my bike that I’ve actually started cycling my commute and it’s such a fantastic way to stretch my legs after a day behind a desk. On my way home there is also the most perfect hill, it’s long and steep and has a view out across English bay so you can see the sea, the mountains and the city. I become a complete child almost every time I reach this hill, my feet have been known to leave the pedals and in my mind I shout ‘weeeee’. That view though, it’s definitely going to be one of the things I miss the most when I leave, it will never stop taking my breath away and making me smile.
Apparently I was so lost without my bike during our time in Montreal that I compensated by taking pictures of bikes all over the city. They was such an amazing array of them, as the images will attest, and they were everywhere. Montreal is a really bike friendly city – it’s reasonably flat, and has loads of bike friendly streets. It also has a great bike share scheme which means that you fall over ‘bixi’ bikes at almost every second corner.