Hi there. I've only just found this web forum and thought it would polite to say hello and introduce myself.

Well, I live in Greater London (on the Essex side) and I'm a self-confessed 'fair weather' rider. The spring's only just arriving where I am so I'm looking forward to dusting my saddle off and getting out for a spin during the coming months. I've got a hardtail Ridgeback 607 slx with front suspension and although it's a mountain bike there's not a great deal of off-road around here so my main routes involve quiet lanes in the Essex countryside away from the hustle 'n' bustle of suburbia!

I'd be interested to know if there are any other people on this forum from my neck of the woods, and you can find out more about me at my website www.essexbikerides.co.uk