my ode to the humble bycicle

Riding a bicycle you are free

To enjoy the road; liberty

You can use footpaths too

Back alleys help you

To cover more ground

Cycling is well sound


Even in the pouring rain

Something very gratifying

No problems parking up

Funny how always in luck

You might get a bit wet too

Might need a radiator or two


But cheaper than turning key

Cycling costs you no money

After an initial investment

Down a boot sale, a tenner

Cycle to hearts content

Unless your wheel is bent


Takes you back also too

Earlier years, cycling youth

Seems ground covered now

That’s if your body allows

You might not be

As fit as me

I’m as fit as a preverbal flea


Cycles though are a joy

Should be something to enjoy

Even in hail and rain

Tho miss snowy days

Better with more gears

And a lack of any fear


Hi viz jacket, lights too

Both will really help you

British roads are narrow

Some trips end in sorrow

Even cycling champions

Get knocked off bikes

Like the best of us


The moral of this rhyme

I really do advise

Cycling for getting around

And for keeping healthy

Sound as a pound

Keep those kneed bending

And keep on peddling

For fuel efficient days

And for keeping

Chiropractors away

So have a peachy day

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