I thought it was about time I got a bike that actually stood a chance of getting me to Cape Town, and stop relying on James to cart my kit in his panniers whilst I whizz along on my Trek Road bike.
Welcome to the family shiny spa tourer! Complete with front and rear Tubus racks, SON hub dynamo and flared drop handlebars. Still in search of a bottom kind saddle (if such a thing exists).
First test ride in Yorkshire provided a range of emotions….excitement at having low gears to tackle the hills….frustration at my new VERY slow speed….and pain on falling off several times having not quite masted my cleats yet!