Bull On The Run
I had managed to get a few good late autumn rides in accumulating a couple of hundred km’s and was getting , as they say in cycling terms “good legs” again. It’s great to live here just to be able to step outside my front door and start cycling properly at a good pace, in my London days it around take me and hour of dodging traffic and dodgy roads before I could find some clearer routes. Møn was known as the “Pearl of Denmark” due to the the chalk white cliffs and associated landscape and what is locally known as the “Alps of Denmark” with hills reaching up to almost 100m high! That really is an insult to the Alps! But it does represent more of a challenge when many rides I have been on I seem to have a headwind all the way round!
In 2014 I started using the Strava Cycling app on my iPhone which is a really interesting bit of kit and it can get quite competitive with fellow riders wanting to beat each other on segments. I struggle to beat most of them, the only hope I have of beating some of them would be to take it out for a spin in my car!
Alps of Denmark
Anyway I digress whilst struggling over the Alps of Denmark I came across this large,mature bull who had somehow escaped from his field. Now my grandfather was a farmer I have fond memories of helping him round up his cattle and I love cows as a result, but bulls are a little bit different and need more respect. And an escaped bull on the run should be approached with great care! I couldn’t see where he had escaped from but it was quite dangerous for the bull,traffic, pedestrians and cyclists, he seemed very calm and obviously someone else had called a local farmer because a few minutes later a farmer came along with a tractor and trailer and asked me for some help to usher him into it and return it to his field. Job done! Ruining my Strava stats but an eventful ride.