I do like a nice cycle. These days it's mainly commuting to work and back.
Why do people like to cycle? Partly to appreciate the Great Outdoors, to commune with nature, go where we like, when we like ...
In other words, 'to know I am not a sheep'.
But then there is the sheer pleasure of cycling along, the speed, the thrill of the chase.
In other words, 'to know what it's like to be a horse'.