I am looking to buy a second hand road bike. The spec is not the most important factor at this stage but the frame needs to be XL. I know that this is not the best time to be looking but if anyone has a bike gathering dust in their garage that they might consider selling please could you contact me. James Pam email: email@example.com
For future reference, once life returns to some semblance of normality, Barnstone has a community cafe in the village hall 10-12 on the 2nd Saturday of the month, except August, which might be of interest to those of you not out on the Saturday club rides. Tea/coffee 75p, full breakfast cob £2, home made cakes, eggs and vegetables for sale. Not tried it, but apparently quite a number of cyclists visit. https://www.facebook.com/valemarketcafe/
I was out today doing a loop south of Scalford. Went down Lag Lane which links between the A607 and B676. It's narrow and about 5% downhill, rounding a blind bend about 2/3rds down, the road surface practically disappears, two long deepish potholes going on for 20+ yards with a lot of gravel on the remaining tarmac strips. I was going at 19 mph when I hit it, very scary. I managed to stay upright but didn't think that I would. I've reported it, but great caution if anyone's going to use that lane.