The bike was a treat to ride, and I had no trouble at all. I stopped at the odd garage and they checked my tire pressure, my cousin cleaned and oiled the chain when I was in Glasgow. I cycled through melting tar to freezing gales, wind and rain, and it was the easiest thing to just keep on pedalling.
Once again, thank you for your intervention when it was most needed and to Darrell for his work in getting me on the road,
Have a good summer. I will be in touch when my bike needs its next service.