by Dan

They were encouraged to buy one

During the pandemic


To exercise, to be healthy

Out in the fresh air

There were vouchers,

given to spend on bikes

They had done cycling

In the gym

So it would be easy

and probably more fun

for a while it was

It got you around

Whilst maintaining your body


Something went wrong!

There is a strange bang

you notice the tyre has gone


You are far from home

and they do not train you how to do

flat tyres in your spinning class

Cycling seemed like

a good idea at the time

everyone has been doing it

but you secretly hate it

You look around


There is no one there

Unable to fix it

You leave it