This energy saving is complex.
A day in Warminster today, which is where we live. So no car miles to be used up.
But of course that means people are driving here to see me. My miles saved, theirs increased.
And the problem with cycling is the washing it creates. All those kilowatts churning round the soap suds.
Cyclists don’t wear Lycra to show off their rippling muscles. Too often it’s our rumpling tummies. Lycra is just so practical. But bishops can’t turn up wearing lycra. And you can’t cycle 30 or 40 miles without getting pretty sweaty. So there’s lots of washing machine energy to add to the carbon use.
But you have to start somewhere. You have to do something.
And hooray for the people who’ve read these meanderings and told us, as a result, that they’ve got their bike out from winter storage in the shed.
Yup, you’ve got to begin somewhere.