As a teenager I used to ride regularly with the local section of the Cyclists Touring Club (The CTC – now called Cycling UK) and raced in a few time trials which I really enjoyed. Consequently cycling has always been one of my activities. My work horse bike is an Edinburgh Cycles “Revolution Courier Race”.edcyclesI recently sold my old Cannondale road bike having decided that it was highly unlikely I would be using it again. The Corona Virus pandemic has lead to a big increase in cycling in the UK which unfortunately has resulted in a shortage of new bikes for I am pleased that it has gone to a “good home” where it will find regular use by a younger person.

I have a bike rack attachment which fits onto the trailer bracket on my car. It’s an excellent product from Witter which just bolts behind the toe bar ball and the support  “horns” just clip in and out as needed. I managed to obtain some tubing of the same diameter so made a separate seat. Once the bike and rack are off loaded, it clips into the empty mount and enables me to sit comfortably whilst putting on my cycling shoes. It also works when I a go hill walking to sit on to put on my hiking boots.



My homemade bike seat

I also made a mount for my amateur radio antennas which fits the same bracket.



Using it as an antenna mount