Summer is the time of year that every cyclist dreams about. It's what we focus on through the dark bleakness of the winter months. Nothing can better the warmth of the sun on your face, back, arms and legs as you ride.
Apologies to city dwellers nationwide but summer cannot be fully savoured anywhere other than in the countryside or by the sea. The roads you ride all year round are totally transformed by the appearance of brilliant sunlight and blue skies.