Lockdown..Covid -19..Bike Ride

The UK is still in the grip of the deadly Coronavirus.Seven weeks of lockdown have helped in passing the peak of the outbreak but we are still in a severe situation losing hundreds of lives daily.I decided to get my bike out again for my daily permitted exercise and enjoyed a hilly but pleasant ride in the warm sun around the back lanes of Samlesbury and Hoghton.It was hard work at times and I think I did a couple of miles pushing the bike up steep sections of the country lanes.

However I was always on the lookout for wildlife as I rode along and after pausing to photograph bluebells in a woodland I spotted a pair of roe deer just about within range of the camera lens.I managed a number of images before the deer moved off and you can see the results below.A brown hare appeared nearby and again I grabbed some images before it departed.There were also butterflies enjoying the sunshine and I found an obliging green veined white nectaring on roadside forget me nots.

It had been an interesting ride of around 15 miles and I returned home very tired but very well pleased with my efforts with the camera.We might be able to get out more following the Prime Minister's address to the nation this evening as we ease our way out of lockdown.Thanks for looking in and stay well and safe.