No word from Decathlon about the shoes – see post below – so my search takes me to the dreaming spires of Oxford and its bike shops. It’s a short and inexpensive train journey from Reading and, with the sky a deep blue and the run shining, a nice day out. Cowley Road seems the place to head for – three bike shops all in a row. The countryside between Reading and Oxford is beautiful and the trees have the faintest tinge of green. I should be cycling not stuck on a train, but then again I need the cycling shoes to make the most of what Reggie Ridgeback can offer!