Please find attached a photo of my 1980"s Mercian. I am a Derby born lad, and I purchased this bike before I moved to Newquay, Cornwall back in 1990. I rode this bike from Land's End to JohnO'Groats during a week in June 1993 on a charity ride for Leukaemia with some friends that I worked with at Lucas Duralith in StAustell. I then moved to Asia back in 2001 and am now settled in Singapore, so after a few Sunday morning rides, I decided it was time to bring the old girl back to her former glory, albeit with some upgrades (Campy Record 9 speed Titanium group, Brooks Titanium Saddle). The paint was completed by my good friend Ah Joo (see Rapha - the Collector) who also rides a Mercian (amongst his huge vintage collection), and he was good enough to help me due to his affinity with classic bikes (and their owners) that have an interesting story.
I am really glad and proud that British bike's are getting the respect that they deserve from all around the world and this bike does get a huge amount of attention over here, keep flying the flag for Derby in the bike world! I am looking forward to another 25 years and many more miles with my Mercian.