I drive round in a car  ~ when the journey is far

But when I'm In the Hills and the Lakes  and the Rills

I love to walk ~ to amble ~ to hike

But for short hops ~ like a trip to the shops 

I really needed an old fashioned BIKE !


Now Bikes are expensive ~ a good one is dear

And where there are Hills ~ you need more than one gear

A good one I found would cost two-hundred pound ($260)

I spoke to my Friend ~ Peter Pryke ~ and

He asked me ~  "Would you like a Bike ?"


"I have a Bike ~ that I no longer need

It's in quite good nick ~ and has gears ~ three speed"

When I asked him the price ~ he answered "My Friend"

"I don't need no money ~ have a hundred years lend !"


So I got me Bike ~ it is really a treasure

With the wind at me back its gives me much pleasure !

So if for a Bicycle you have a need

Have Faith that God sends you a new VELOCIPEDE !


Thanks for reading ~ comments welcome ~ Opportunity Knocks ~ BRIAN


  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 24th, 2017 03:18
  • Comment from author about the poem: PEDAL DRIVEN BICYCLES ~ Have been important in the UK for over 170 years. Today ~ because of traffic congestion and the cost of petrol ~ they are increasingly popular ! Also because of the UK's success on Bicycles in the Olympics ar very popular with young people. I always had a Bike when I was young ~ but had not realised just how expensive they had become ! However just when I needed on ~ Opportunity knocked in the person of my Friend Peter Pryke ~ now I'm the proud owner of me very own BIKE. Comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX
  • Category: Friendship
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  • Goldfinch60

    may your bike give you pleasure, as this write does for me.


      Thanks GOLDFINCH (lovely pen name) ~ pleased you enjoyed it ~ BRIAN (UK)

    • Michael Edwards

      So many years since I pedalled one of these machines - quite fancy trying it out once again but the idea of wearing one of those silly looking helmets - yuck - must be incredibly vain. Another enjoyable posting Brian.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks MICHAEL ~ Bikes are very popular especially in CAMBRIDGE (nice and flat and lots of Students with no cars !). I agree about the helmets ~ look like rugby scrum caps and not Futeristic & Macho like motorcycle helmets. But for the Young (under 21's) they have saved a lot of head injuries ! Pleased you enjoyed the POEM ~ BRIAN

      • WriteBeLight

        Bikes are great!

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks HONEY ~ YES Bikes are fun ~ keep you fit and you make friends ~ Hugs BRIAN

        • Tony36

          Well written and expressed

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks TONY having a bike has stirred my mood one of the greatest mechanical inventions of all time ! Yours BRIAN

            • Tony36


            • Christina8

              I have a great bike. Our whole family does. It's one of our family activities. Very nice poem! And no, my bike isn't purple. Wish it was! lol

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Ahhhhhhhh a PINK bike or a PURPLE one ~ something all little Girl dream of. Pleased you are bike Family ~ much more fun than stuck in car. Thanks for your comment ~ Hugs in tandem ~ BRIAN

              • orchidee

                Good write - thanks for welcome Brian!

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Thanks "O" Pleased you liked the Poem ~ it's a pleasure to welcome you to MPS ~ BRIAN

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