The bike that I’m using for this adventure is a Dawes Super Galaxy and probably about 10 years old from new. I had a Dawes road bike 40 years ago, and it was excellent, but it was knicked when I was at Salford University. I never did get around to replacing it, until now, with this Super Galaxy bought off ebay.
A comfortable saddle is really important especially for me as I don’t wear any padded cycle shorts – I’ve got to look my best at all times of course! This saddle is so comfortable that I’ve actually bought three now, for three separate bikes I should add. I got them from Cassie’s cycle shop, in Burgh le Marsh. After 2000km, the one that I fitted for this tour still looks like new.
Rear and front folk panniers provided ample space. I’ve towed a single wheel trailer in the past and, never again as simply not necessary.