I have wanted to ride for ages (used to in the dark ages in my teens and early 20's) but did nothing about it. Then, last month, I ended up in hospital so ill I wasn't sure I was going to live and I decided I needed to get off mu arse and do some of those things I hve been wanting to do........ So, I have booked my learners but had no damn idea of what I was going to do next...I know nothing about biking............ Where on earth was I going to buy a bike, what sort of bike will I buy, where will I get it serviced, what else will need, will I get ripped off as a woman who is coming in cold.....etc, etc, etc... Then on Friday night, I was bored at home and headed off to Southbank for a bit of a walk about when I found a whole lot of really friendly people with a lot of seriously good loking bikes. Being the social sort, I started looking at the bikes and chatting to a few people and someone even offered to help me with buyign a bike and all the other stuff....thanks Johnny O - it sure took a weight off my mind. Amazing what you can find when you just go walkabout. So, I am a 42 year old female who knows nothing about bikes but wants to ride because she loved it when she did all those years ago. Hope to meet a lot more of the friendly folk on Fridays at Southbank!