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3D Pink Bicycle


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By Josie Whitehead

3D Pink Bicycle
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Tour de Yorkshire in my hometown of Ilkley


By Josie Whitehead

Pedal Power

'Why should I take up cycling?
       What could it do for me?'
'Well, cycling’s fun - give it a go -
       And it’s entirely free.'

'A cycle needs no road tax and,
     Of course, no MOT.'
'With no insurance on a bike 
     That means a lot to me!'   


'Well will it do my body good -
     Improve my shape and size?'
'You’ll surely shed unwanted weight
     With cycling if you’re wise.'

'Your risk of heart disease will drop;
     You’ll soon feel great inside.
You’ll show the world a fitter you
     And display it with some pride.'

'Will I meet other people too?
     New friends are what I need.'
'Come for a family fun run then
     Where no-one aims to speed.'

'You’ll pedal through the country lanes
     And breathe in good fresh air.
You’ll see your stress disintegrate
     As you travel without care.'

'We meet for coffee on the route -
    That’s where we sit and chat - 

With scones and luscious strawberry jam.             I’m sure that you'd like that!'

'Those folk with energy to burn
     Can build up cycle speed
But we’ve lots of stages in between
     To meet each person’s needs.'

'The members of our club agree
     That pedal power’s a treat
So I hope that you’ll be joining us
     The next time that we meet.'

'Yes, thanks for everything you've said.
      I’ll join you right away,
And I, with bike, will meet you all
     For certain next Sunday.'

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Yes I was a cyclist and was in the Caesarean Cycling Club in Jersey - some years ago.
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