I have been a carer for my partner for the last ten years when she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar.
I do the daily errands as she cannot face leaving the house.
I was awarded a carers grant for a bike – it has transformed my “me” time. I can jump on the bike, exercise my body, cleanse my mind and see a bit of the countryside, all without being gone for too long. My bike leaves me refreshed and better able to support my partner in all the ways she needs it.