July 31, 2011

And another bike appears…

Shortly after my first tentative foray into pedalling, our corporate fundraiser Pete came to tell me that he had received a positive response to one of his initial calls to area bicycle shops.

Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative had agreed to donate a bicycle for me to train on and use to take part in Cycletta in order to raise money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice! Pete took me to their store in Manchester and we met with Andy, who had been tasked with finding out what size bike I required.

Here is Andy introducing me to the Revolution Streetfinder Women’s bike, which is the model of bike being donated. As you can see – my feet touch the ground. [sigh of relief]

Andy determined which size frame I needed and he talked me through the gears and other features of the bike.  He will send this information off to Edinburgh and then they will make the bike I will be using. It should be ready for collection in about a week. I can’t wait!

By the time I left, I felt much more confident about my ability to complete the Cycletta course, thanks to the guidance and encouragement offered by the staff. They’re the best!



  1. Keep it going! Your doing great! Best of luck & I can’t wait until the next post!

    Comment by Salena — August 2, 2011 @ 04:15 |Reply

    • Thanks so much, Salena! This ‘hey-let’s-do-something-active-just-cause’ mindset is very, very new to me…but I’m having fun so far! [grin] I’m just not a runner, and I am in awe of the distances you do!


      PS I can’t believe how big the kids are getting!

      Comment by carolspage — August 2, 2011 @ 07:57 |Reply

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