Oh don't say you can't, or you're too old, or you haven't ridden since you were a kid. They are all false excuses. I only had one bike when I was a child. A small one and I recall having to abandon it because my knees kept on hitting the handle bars. I wasn't allowed to have a full size bike. Far too dangerous, I was told. So imagine this, a community cycling group is started in a nearby town and I decide to have a go. I buy an old bike from a recycling centre and front up. I go about 5km and am absolutely stuffed and walk back thinking I'm going to die. I knew nothing of gears, cycling equipment, cadence. That was less than four years ago. (Though I tell people I'm 39, I'm really in my 50s! so I was close to 50 when I started).
Though it was tough for those first few rides, I met some lovely people and wanted to stick with it. I learned more about the equipment, bought a better bike, and within 18 months had embarked on a 784km ride in 13 days!
I am fitter than I ever was in my 20s, 30s or 40s and I have a great group of friends. I cycle twice a week and we always have a coffee break, so not only am I staying fit, but it's a great social time. The oldest rider I know is pushing 80 and there are several trikes - in other words 3 wheelers, which mean you cannot tip over.
I'd really encourage you to go out and find your local BUG, (Bicycle User Group) and see what they have to offer. I know my local area much better now and see some wonderful things by bike, which you would totally miss in a car. Who knows, one of these days I might just embark on a long ride again! Enjoy a few photos I took on the ride I went on last weekend.
That place across the river is where we stopped for coffee.
Don't think you have great things to see on a bike near your home? Life's short - move. Yes I'm serious. Don't be depressed by your surroundings forever, find a wonderful place to live. If cycling isn't your thing, take a walk, play tennis, swim, find a fun way to move - I promise you'll feel better for it.