While riding my bike to work this morning I was caught by the fuzz. Ok, it was neither as painful as it sounds or as serious. The local police and road safety campaign were out again asking cyclists to complete a short questionnaire about our cycling habits and as a reward you receive the bright and shiny rucksack you see above, free! As I cycle every day I applaud this effort as anything that helps drivers see me is a bonus.
It’s a nicely made bag, very visible with reflective stripes, has a couple of sizable internal pockets and a couple of decent sized external pockets that have elestic straps inside but open mesh lower parts which is the only downside – though I’m not complaining as it was, as I say, free.
As I sat down, about to put the bag under my desk Nick, one of our window fitters, walked by “ok, we know you’ve got a new bag, stop playing with it,” he said. “But it’s new and shiny,” I replied, “and free.”