Eroica Britannia, Sunday morning, minutes before the 25 mile ride was due to set off, a very distressed lady asked me if I could remove a frame lock from her Pashley Princess. Monya had travelled with her husband all the way from Brazil to ride in this event but had locked her bike on Saturday evening and had lost her key at some point since. Her husband had already left on one of the longer rides.
Whilst I was explaining to Monya that I'd need an angle-grinder to remove the lock, Adrian Williams from Pashley arrived on the scene and immediately sent one of his team to the Best of Britannia tent to retrieve a Pashley Princess in her size so she could take part in the ride.
After a 2 minute sizing and tune-up a Formula 1 team would have been proud of, Monya made it to the start line in good time. She returned a few hours later with a huge smile on her face to tell us about the amazing time she had.
Well done Pashley and well done Monya!