My Front Door to Lunch in the Woods by Bicycle

It's a Sunday and I've got nothing planned. Last night I went to a party with some friends so this morning I'm feeling the need for some bacon and a bit of exercise to undo any damage I've done the night before.

Today the exercise will consist of a mountain bike ride and the food I've decided will be cooked on an open fire. One of my favourite ways of cooking. I grabbed the bike, the bacon, lots of water, put it in my bag and off I went.

Nobody around 

Nobody around 

I cycled for about an hour or so until I ended up on some trails in the local woods. Sun was shining and nobody was around. Just me and the bike. A fantastic way to spend my Sunday morning. However, this pack of bacon in my bag is calling and I can't wait out any longer! 

Found some nice trails 

Found some nice trails 

I found a nice little spot in the woods and made a fire. Built a frame for my bacon and started cooking. The smells were brilliant and it was murder having to wait for it to cook properly.

Lunch time  

Lunch time  

Love this knife. Goes on every trip

Love this knife. Goes on every trip

While it was cooking I sat there just listening to everything around. Now summer is on the way the wilderness starts to get very noisy with the birds and animals. Wasn't long before I settled in and started seeing the usual squirrels going about their day.

Cooking the bacon 

Cooking the bacon 

It's done!! Oh wow, does it taste good. I was so hungry but it was worth the wait. Sitting next to a fire eating bacon on a Sunday morning with sun shining through the trees. Perfect.

So relaxing 

So relaxing 

Now I've got a bit more energy I got back on the bike and started to make my way back home. I stopped off in my town to take in some of the sites. It never fails to amaze me what you can have on your doorstep in this country. I have a Norman castle and also a  cathedral that predates the Norman Invasion itself. Amazing to be able to ride my bike up to these incredible sites. 

Rochester Castle. Incredible 

Rochester Castle. Incredible 

I got back home, cleaned the bike, had a shower and sat down with a cup of tea. It made me feel so much better getting out for a bit. Not a big adventure but enough to put a big smile on my face.

Do you fancy a slightly different bike ride? Well grab some food and go make a fire somewhere. One condition, you tell me all about it. And I want to see pictures!