I've been off the bike for just about 12 months due to illness.
Initially really missed it but then days became weeks and weeks became months. A few times I thought I'd never ride again due to my condition and what you read about it.
But yesterday I managed to do my old loop, albeit slightly slower and I had to walk some of the climbs. But when I got to the highest point, where there happens to be a spectacular view over to the Malverns, I had a bit of a moment realising how far I'd been and how far I've come in the past 12 months, plus I was reminded how much I love and have missed riding my bikes. Soooo Sweet!
To those of you who have illness, injury or something else keeping you off the bike - keep focused - your day will come sooner than you think