Reasons to cycle # 22 – Winter sun

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On a perfect January morning, brilliant sunlight beams through darkened woodland in Cardiff’s Butepark like a stadium floodlight. Occasional patches of ice cause bambi-esque moments for cycle commuters.

More in the series: Reasons to cycle #1 – CommutingReasons to cycle #2 – ViewsReasons to cycle #3 – Early morning re-animationReasons to cycle #4 – Moorland moodsReasons to cycle #5 – Empty evening trailsReasons to cycle #6 – Picking up on thingsReasons to cycle #7 – Coastal roadsReasons to cycle #8 – Avoiding busy roadsReasons to cycle #9 – Watching the world go byReasons to cycle #10 – Urban explorationReasons to cycle #11 – Pint sized opportunitiesReasons to cycle # 12 – Head for the beachReasons to cycle #13 – The liberation of windy hilltopsReasons to cycle #14 – Camaraderie Reasons to cycle #15 – Sun dappled cycle lanesReasons to cycle #16 – Destinations, Reasons to cycle #17 – Café stops,Reasons to cycle # 18 – Seeing things from a new angle.Reasons to cycle #19 – Big SkiesReasons to cycle #20 – Floating above it all, Reasons to cycle #21 – Hidden meadows