I knew the swimming pool would be closed at lunchtime today and after the exertions of yesterday's running, figured I'd have a go on the bike for the first time this year (really since October). One of my workmates was on for going out with me as well, so made me commit to actually going.
Despite the cold, it felt quite comfortable as we got into it. I was keen to take it easy initially and it was a nice calm day. Got into the cycle a bit after a few km's as my legs loosened out a bit and seemed to be making decent pace and really was enjoying the ride. It was tough in bits (workmate seemed to be struggling a little - he killed me a few times last summer) but kept going strong for the most part.
I was happy to see when I got back that I'd done a time very comparable to my best times last year - I eased off a bit the last few km's, so we'll see how it goes next time around. As I've mentioned previously, not going to focus on the bike until April, but will hopefully get out for the odd cycle like this again.