Name: John Harvey
Location: Cork City Republic of Ireland
Started bike commuting: 2 years ago
Commute distance (one way): Min of 20 miles daily
Describe your commute: Currently unemployed so cycling everywhere practicle. Car used but only when absolutely necessary.
Describe your bike and accessories: Dawes Super Galaxy 531ST frame and forks. Shimano group (from old and new). Soma moustache bars and bar end shifters. Rear rack for panniers. Brooks bar tape and Brooks saddle B17. Shimano Hub Dynamo and B and M front Light, Cateye LED rear. Shimano Peddles.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Be prepared, firstly to allow extra time for your commute in case of punctures and mechanical failure. Even allowing for these, most city commutes are faster by bike. Secondly organise your bike and gear, it pays to prepare!!