All entries for Friday 24 April 2009

April 24, 2009

Inspiration comes from unlikely places, sometimes

For the last few years I’ve occasionally seen an old lady cycling along Westwood Heath Road on a bike with a shopping basket on the front, heading off to Tesco. She was a bit wobbly and not very fast, but still she got there and got back – a round trip of 5 miles or so. She looked about 80, and whenever I saw her I thought, “I hope I’m still cycling that well when I’m her age…”

I was told last night that she has just died. And she wasn’t 80 – she was 97! Astonishing, and most definitely inspirational. Westwood Heath Road won’t be the same without her.


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