Last year I was unable to take part in the Tweed ride due to circumstances beyond my control.
This year I decided that I would do it one way or another. I was so determined that I started to look for tweed in January !
Initially I wanted to get a delivery bike, something old, maybe a butchers’ bike or similar. Back in April 2015 the only ones that I could find were very expensive and looked terrible. I realised at this point that whatever I got would require a lot of work.
So, I decided to build something.
Deciding to build a bike was the easy part, deciding what to build was a completely different thing all together.
I took a look at the photos from previous years and it seemed that many people barely bothered about the bike, there were people on mountain bikes and retro styled new bikes. One bike that seriously caught my eye was a Pashley Guvnor. Certainly a beautiful bike, but at £900 it was way out of my price range.