Photo is by Daniel Bosworth and is courtesy of the LCC. Thanks to both, and do join the LCC if you're a London cyclist!
I do enjoy overtaking old-age pensioners clad in sportwear as I furiously pedal Virginia up the tow path to the shops, usually because they close in 5 minutes... otherwise I might go at a more leisurely pace! I have to say, my lovely old boneshaker has been worth every penny since I ride her so often. When she gives up on me (which may be never since she is so sturdy despite celebrating her 60th birthday), and I can afford it, I will definitely get my money's worth from a Pashley Princess!