Friday 28 August 2015 Filed in: General

Jimmie and Linda Auchterlonie give us an update on a recent tour and their tandem.

Hi, 7 years ago my wife and I attended at your premises to try out a tandem, for us to use to toddle around Scotland.

Over the course of the weekend we tried a number of bikes. Your staff were knowledgeable and generous with their time, they changed pedals, tyres, handlebars etc for us, gave us different routes to try and even highlighted great cafes along the way. We got the feeling that they wanted us to select a bike that was perfect for us and not just to make a sale. By the end of the weekend we settled on and bought an Orbit Pegasus Pro.

Since that time we have not only toddled about Scotland but have enjoyed touring holidays in Denmark , Croatia and Montenegro as well and have always found "Peggy" to be a good solid bike that has never let us down.

I retired at the end of 2014 and my wife got unpaid leave from her employer for 14 months, we decided to use the time to pedal through various countries around the world. We have cycled 4,300 miles by a rather protracted route from Lisbon to Istanbul and as expected Peggy behaved faultlessly. We then flew to India as we wanted to cycle the 360 miles from Manali to Leh then complete the Khardung La. Having read up on the route I knew that the road wasn't great. However we never expected it to be as bad as it was. The road often consisted of boulder strewn gravel paths, stretches of Tarmac were short lived and often rutted and pot holed. One memorable 10 mile descent could only be regarded as a rough Land Rover Track. The fact that Peggy, came through it all fully laden without even a broken spoke speaks highly of your ability as bike builders and my wife and I would like to acknowledge this.

Thank you for, helping us on our first shaky outings and supporting us with advice over the years but mostly for producing such a capable bike. Thanks again Jimmie and Linda Auchterlonie


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