Beach Huts, St Leonards-on-Sea

Cycling in Sussex - a cyclist pedals up Cambridge Road in Hastings in twilight past a row of coloured houses

A quiet moment to witness the sunrise at the end of a thirty-something-mile pre-dawn to Eastbourne and back. Like Henry David Thoreau in Walden, I consider myself something of an inspector of sunrises, phases of the moon and the state of the tides.