Total mileage today: ONE
Scarcely a huge adventure or punishing trial.
Friday is market day in Warminster. A day at home, except for a trip to the veg and fruit stall. So the total distance cycled was just one, being half a mile there and half a mile back. (On the 5 speed Pashley Sovereign with Ortlieb panniers).
But I would far too often have gone by car, with the excuse that I couldn’t carry everything and in any case I was short of time.
Of course the bike can carry everything. If I was really serious I would buy a bike trailer which can carry 50kg easily. And of course cycling is quicker over this kind of distance because you don’t have to negotiate the traffic, find somewhere to park and then walk to the shops.
There are so many journeys of 5 miles or fewer which would be easier on our bikes.
So today’s one mile is important.