Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Saturday, 6 September 2014

Biting the bullet

We have bought new mountain bikes! Part of our new 'we need to something about our fitness' drive. Our old bikes are over twenty years old and we realised when borrowing bikes in Greece last month that bikes have come a long, long, way!

So we hit the savings and have ended up with two new trek mountain bikes......so now there is no excuse! The old bikes will go to a local bike project where teenagers in trouble learn new bike mechanic skills and do up the donated bikes before they are passed on to local inner city children in need of a bike. It's a great project to support.

So, an afternoon swapping over pannier bags, handle mounted bags, bottle holders etc and then an evening ride into the barbican and back. What's more, the weather is heavenly. Of course it! We've just started a new school term!

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