So there I was yesterday, in the bath reading the first few pages of the latest issue of Performance Bikes magazine. The first article was written by Jon Urry and it was all about the £5500 Yamaha MT-07. Now I've read about this particular bike in both RiDE and Bike magazine, but whilst sat there I had a thought. 'I wonder if this MT-07 is available on a PCP finance deal?' Now for those who don't know what that is, its when you put a small deposit down and then pay low monthly repayments for two to three years. You can either then buy the bike outright, give it back, or use the value of the bike to get another brand new bike. I checked and if I put down £1500, then I could have a brand new bike for £80 a month. That's almost only one tank of fuel in the car. No need to worry about major services, nothing going wrong, but if it does, everything will be under warranty. A funky little run around for £80 a month. That's serious piece of mind. Tempting doesn't quite do it justice.
Its my girlfriends 30th birthday in a few weeks and she absolutely loves the Primrose Bakery. www.primrose-bakery.co.uk. She has been talking about getting a specific cake for ages, in fact she rarely stops going on about it, so as the good boyfriend, I headed over to Primrose Hill after work and ordered up the cake for her. She's going to love it and I can't wait to see her face when I bring it down to her parents house on the South Coast. Sadly through, there's no way I can carry the cake on the bike, so I'll be in the car. Which is handy really as this what happened to the two cupcakes I bought after they'd been in my backpack for twenty mins on the ride out of London. Still bloody delicious through.
My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.