Every so often I pull this bike out and play with it.
It was built in 1952 by my father, that's him with the hammer.
After leaving the army he returned to Ellis and Briggs Cycles in
Shipley and carried on as a frame builder for them.
He built the frame that Ken Russel had won the Milk Race (Tour of Britain)
on in 1952.
Liking the frame he built one for himself,
the seat is a little taller, after all he was a good bit taller than Ken,
and the frame is still in my possession
After his death at the age of 90 last year this is the one thing of his I own
and cherish above all else.
I don't ride it on the road, but do use it on a Turbo trainer to keep fit.