Collected him / her from AW Cycles after work tonight. As I was walking up to the shop in Caversham, cycle gear on and helmet in hand, some wag on a folding bike commented “there’s something missing…”. But not for long. Quick explanation of how to fit the cleat, a bit of chit-chat and I was off! A bit unsteadily. It will take a while for me to adjust to the riding position; much lower that I am used to with the Trek. And the handlebars are incredibly narrow from the perspective of someone used to using straight bars; the whole bike feels far less agile. I will, no doubt learn to adjust. I was reminded of the first few minutes cycling last summer when I left my flat to go off to Berwick-upon-Tweed on the train with my Trek fully laden for the very first time; the slightest of wind would have blown me over. I didn’t dare change gear for fear of not being able to shift back; the BMW-style paddles are strange. Here is a picture of the cleat on one of the pedals for fans of this kind of thing (I hope to become one soon). Complete with my first bit of mud. I should freeze it for perpetuity!