In wonderful weather I headed for the North York Moors this afternoon to test out my new cycle in preparation for some serious training for the Bruno 200 Challenge at the end of May.

I had forgotten how amazing it is to be on the Moors on a bike. Its a chance to see some of the country’s best scenery and the wildlife hang around without noticing you until the last minute, providing plenty of opportunity to see birds and mammals that would normally have fled before you got there.