Lockdown…Exercise Regime

As I write the UK is possibly reaching the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic.Many thousands of lives have been lost and the economy of the country is at a virtual standstill.Hopefully in a few weeks time life may start to return to some sort of normality as infections and deaths are dramatically reduced.

Movement is very restricted with only daily exercise or shopping for food being allowed.All physical contact is out with us all having to observe strict two metre distancing to limit the spread of the virus.Fortunately on a personal note I can go out on the bike locally for exercise rides.I had not been on my bike for a few years due to mobility problems but recently the bike has come out of mothballs and I have enjoyed some pleasant rides around the local area.

I was able to take my camera to record Spring happening helped by the prolonged dry and very sunny weather.It was pleasant travelling some of the quiet local lanes and the Preston Guild Wheel,a very popular cycleway around the City of Preston.I have shown a few images from the rides below.The highlight has been the presence of an Osprey which has been using the M6 Motorway bridge over the River Ribble as a lookout for fish in the river below.It made the local news and it is hoped it stays to breed at the nearby Brockholes Nature Reserve.

As well as the osprey it was nice to see good numbers of orange tip butterflies enjoying the warm Spring sunshine.Also present on the river were a number of goosanders,swans and herons.It is a very worrying time for everybody particularly the Health Workers in the front line of this disease.Let's hope and pray for a return to normality as soon as is possible.Meanwhile thanks for looking in and stay safe.