Cyling in Changing Times

This is a brilliant chart. It shows how the length of the day changes over the second half of March in and around London – more or less the same latitudeย as Reading and only a few degrees to the east. Every detail is fascinating and has a direct impact upon my cycling and my mood! At the moment, every day is getting longer by just under 4 minutes – that’s a full 20 minutes between cycling to work on a Monday and cycling home on a Friday and I can see it every morning as I set off in the increasingly light dawn. Obviously the clock change next weekend knocks things for six in the mornings when, for a few days I am plunged back into darkness (I do set off for work at a ridicoulously early time)ย but look at the sunset times: 7.30pm. Wonderful! By the time I return to work for term 5 after a two-week Easter holiday, time will have caught up and it will be light both morning and evening. I’m almost looking forward to the holiday finishing before it has even begun!

Categories: Cycling

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