Lent runs from Wednesday 1 March to Saturday 15 April this year (2017). By observing Lent, Christians are remembering the sacrifice of Jesus, who withdrew into the wilderness and fasted for 40 days before his crucifixion. Traditionally, people have given up certain luxuries as a form of penance.
So for me, I’m going to give up the luxury of sleeping in until at least 6.30am each morning and set my alarm for 5.00am instead (in effect, I am giving up 90 minutes of warm bed action).
Added to that, I am going to drag my sorry butt out of the front door and ride up the local hill, all before I normally surface. Hopefully, I will see some nice pre-dawn scenes and even some sunrises as we progress towards spring in the northern hemisphere.
Finally, I’m going to be doing all this early morning riding on my Brompton Bicycle – a bike that is one of my favourites and enjoys a mad challenge.
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