Now I KNOW that this isn't a big achievement and I should have been able to do this years ago (call myself an independent cycling gal?) but today I fixed my first punture by myself. My travelling personal mechanic (known as the husband) is walking the Pennine Way (ugh) and I took myself off on a mini tour in the Dales and got my first puncture in Skipton. All I can say is THANK YOU Cyclaire....I bought mine last week online, it arrived Friday and it's the best thing EVER!!!! Seriously, if you haven't got one (especially if like me you don't have much upper body strength)...get one!!!