Okay, I’m possibly a little excited. Actually, scratch that, I’m acting like a kid on Christmas morning.
The last parts of my cycle responder uniform turned up this morning. This is (and yes, I say it again) extremely exciting.
I’ve wanted to join the cycle responders for years now. The first time I tried to get on the course, it was cancelled two days before. The next time, after I’d spent some quality time with the cycle response policy, I didn’t think I had a hope of meeting the fitness requirement. That, and the high price for the uniform, I nearly gave up on it.
Somehow I persuaded myself I could do it. Somehow, we’d raise the money. Somehow, I’d pass the fitness test.
And I did it. I passed the tests. I am planning fundraising with a fellow responder.
This just left waiting for the uniform. It’s special purpose uniform, so doesn’t get ordered often, and usually has a long lead time. I fully anticipated having to miss some events because I didn’t have the right uniform.
It’s now here. All of it, in its hi-visibility yellow glory. Now I feel like a proper cycle responder.
And just in time. My first event is in just over a week and a half from now. I can’t wait!
This sounds a little sad, but it feels like a dream come true. I never thought I’d get to do this. This is so much more important to me than the upcoming ambulance aid course I’ve been invited to. True I might be able to go around in an ambulance soon, but I can go out on a bike now.
So yes. A little excited, I think.