I love our little independent shops in Bicester. Well, most of them. I’ve already spoken about how I (sadly) don’t feel the love for Cole’s Books in the way that I feel I should for an independent bookshop. Our little independent bicycle shop, Broadribbs, is a different story. They’ve been in the town for as long as anyone can remember. Emma even had her first bike from there when she was a child as well as her latest bike just a decade ago.

We popped in there today to do some preliminary investigations for me getting a folding bike with the work cyclescheme so that I could cycle to the bus, and then from town into work. It’s definitely a tempting prospect, and if I do I shall definitely be getting it from Broadribbs…