I am an awful cyclist – I cannot cycle without both hands firmly on the handlebar and my hands (and hence handlebar) turn when I look back to see what’s coming, invariably steering my bike into the path of whatever is behind me and on top of this, I wobble all over the show at low speeds. Vancouver, however, has 28 km of uninterrupted waterfront path, said to be the longest in the world, and so after having walked a good portion of it, but still wanting to see more, I decided to give myself (and my weary legs and feet) a break and make use of the 9 km one way bike path along Stanley Park Seawall. After my feast at Granville Island Public Market (which you can read about here), I picked up the sweetest looking bicycle from Spokes bicycle rentals and headed onto the bike path to enjoy the glorious afternoon.
I ended up enjoying my ride, which took me alongside Coal Harbour, underneath Lions Gate Bridge, past Third Beach and the Lost Lagoon, so much that I even cycled around a second time. I did, however, stop more frequently the second time around to take in the gorgeous views of the city, the park and English Bay and by the end of the day, I actually think that I even got the hang of cycling!