I did it!
I have to thank one and all for their suggestions
as to which Pashley bike I should purchase.
The overall winner was, as I had hoped,
the Buckingham Black, Princess Sovereign.
My order has been placed and it is off to the Pashley
bicycle manufacturer where it will be hand-built
by their bicycle specialists in Stratford-upon-Avon.
It is a 4-8 week wait but I believe it will be worth it.
This is my first 'Made in the UK' purchase and
I am delighted.
I thought it would end there but alas...there is more to consider.
So much more that it has my head spinning!
Someone asked about the use of bicycle helmets in the UK.
A good question, as the only bicyclists I see using them are the serious speedsters.
I made an inquiry and discovered that they are not mandatory here. I am still in a quandary,
while it does look better without one, I can't help feeling that I am putting myself at risk.
Next step: find a bike helmet!
I send my thanks to Jane over at The World According to Jane who now has
me up to speed on the latest bike wear around London.
What a clever girl she is...I am indebted to her!
The place to go is Bobbin Bicycles
397 St. John Street
They have it all!
Uber-stylish cycle helmets...
Cycling Macs and hood...
Zippy double and single panniers....
I have to say, Mr. H and the family think Mom is off her rocker by now.
She walks around chanting B-Well, B-Well, B-Well....
a pedometer, a bike, health journals....what next ??
To which Mom says...
I am Mother and I shall Conquer!
or something like that :)
If you have any opinions on any of the above, I would love to hear them!
PS...Be sure to stop in at the Gorgeous Grace Giveaway
and leave a comment ;)