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Words: Paul Chapman

Image: Dave Towndrow

Every time I see one of these signs it makes me smile. They're placed on many of the posts around the Peak District.

A simple suggestion and one that we often forget. I ride my bike on trails across the Peak District and always try to say 'hi' and give people a smile as I pass. I'm pleased to say that most of the time it's reciprocated.

Apparently (thanks internet) it takes 43 muscles to frown, and only 17 muscles to smile, so it's even taking less energy.

Anyway, this sign makes me smile and if you see me, give me a smile back.


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