Hi all, just joined this forum, I live in Orkney, a small group of islands in the north of Scotland. I have just taken up cycling in order to get fitter and hopefully healthier. I have a Dawes Galaxy tour bike and use it to cycle to work, only 15 miles round trip, but more than enough at the moment. The weather has been a bit wet and windy this week and I admit I wimped out and opted for the car but hopefully there will be a few more weeks left to commute before it does get nasty. I like the Galaxy as I can carry in the panniers what I used to carry in a rucksack more easily and the triple chainring helps a lot while I try and get fitter. Although it is frequently windy here, the spectacular scenery helps to enjoy the trips. Hope to enjoy some interesting comments in this forum, all the best for now.