it’s gerek means bicycle, not a misspelling of Greek or even Gare Du Nord (which is Paris Train Station) LOL ade kaitan? xde langsung!
anyway, yours truly suddenly had this idea of I WANT TO RIDE A BIKE! since the weekend as there is NONE bus running from my place to the city – 20 minutes by walking which I ended up with blisters lol
aaaaaanyway, there is this one bicycle hire place nearby (about 2 bus stops away – quarter way to the city) which is pretty close
it’s called City Cycle Hire which in only in Cambridge
I googled on that a bit and got an OKed from my dad on me, riding a bike here
to be honest, I haven’t been cycling for some time now; 3 years? more?
cycling in Malaysia, especially going on road is such a nightmare! I once went cycling with my brother and guess what? A lorry kept on pressuring me from behind and I was like WTF? so since then, my bike at home is somewhere in the house rusting away lol
off topic; fixie bikes are the in thing right now isn’t it? it is in Alor Setar, that’s for sure
I haven’t seen one in Cambridge yet
my brother was fussing over it when I got back from London before – sorry bro, your sister here is not yet employed to get you one haha
pretty bike but gonna be a waste if not riding it
anyway, back to cycling in Cambridge!
after looking through the website, checked the price and all, I totally was in, with the idea!
I ended up renting it for a day, 24 hours
the price is pretty ok; £10 with £40 deposit for a day
I might rent it again soon for a few days which would cost £15
not bad right?
I was taught how to lock, to change gear and all heeeeeeeeeeeeeee~
and oh! the guy who was serving me was pretty friendly as well hohoho 😉
that is a plus! I’m so going back there to rent again
okay! so getting a bike – DONE
new problem now!
I’m not that familiar with the roads + streets! and also the rules!
so, with a map in hand and reading through signboards, I did arrived at the city and went through the city lots of time haha
here in Cambridge, most people ride a bike!
so it really is safe to ride one!
since I haven’t been riding for a while, I did worry about riding it on the road with cars and all, around
but you know what, this is NOT MALAYSIA!
sorry Malaysia, I do love Malaysia but the drivers attitude suck big times!
there were times where lorries, busses, cars were behind me
and they didn’t pressure me to pedal faster
of course I rode on the bike lane when there is one; and move to the side when there are other vehicles – common sense, right?
in short, I’m loving it!
I’m so gonna get my own bike if I were to live in Cambridge – too bad I won’t hehe unless I’m studying here for my phD?
pray for me if I were to apply; amen!
since I rented the bike for a day, I lost count how many times I went around the city over and over again!
it’s easy to park in the city; a lot of places to park at so it really is not a problem 😉
I was riding it from 9.40am until nearly 7.30pm
I had trouble to find an empty space to park the bike in the college at night since nearly everyone got one and everyone got back from classes already!!
either way, I did manage to find one
since I was too active cycling, as expected! my muscles were all sore that I had to take painkiller lol
cycling is such a killer! lol
when I woke up, I’m all good and had recovered from sore muscles so I went out on the bike again haha
around 1pm, I went to return it in 😦
I’m thinking of renting it for a few days more if it doesn’t rain tomorrow
I haven’t done my tour yet so I’ll be needing a bike 😉
who needs the public transport when riding a bike is much fun, right? 😛
p/s: I haven’t gone through photos of the city yet; I might get lazy and post those up without any post processing haha
we’ll see how it goes 😉