Having tried to cycle throughout the winter & in some truly awful weather, I decided to give the bike a jolly good clean. The chain had become a little stiff with the funny red/brown on it, which I am lead to believe was rust! Needless to say, it was salvageable but I decided I needed a new one for the training that I must now throw myself into now the weather finally appears to be getting better.
New gold chain
I also treated myself to a new set of tyres, the others had covered somewhere in the region of 3000 miles & had started to crack in places.
Tomorrow I am going to cycle to Maidstone across to Tonbridge before heading back through Sevenoaks & Orpington. This round trip from mine is 61 miles. I am planning to do it again on Tuesday before I meet my wife in London at Rules to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary (I think the diet will be off that night!!)