A minor crisis in the bicycle storage facility — the new toy arrives at its new home… Half of it is my birthday present from Jo, half her birthday present from me. A brand-new second-hand Trek T-50 tandem. Three or four weeks since we first saw it, about a fortnight since we decided to buy it, but only this weekend have we finally had time to get down to Peter’s shop in Brighton and pick it up — after a little nagging, mostly because they want the shop space back!

The newest addition to the bicycle family

Bicycle 106-4528 BI 0677 is the most recent addition to the stable — definitely the largest, heaviest and most ungainly to carry up and down the stairs, as well as being the one least likely to fit in the car for transport to or from any ride. I guess we’ll just have to ride it everywhere…