Finally got round to taking my bike out for a spin. Initially I was treating it as a test run, to ascertain what exactly was wrong with the gears, so i could tell the guy in the shop exactly what needed to be fixed, but in the end, i figured there are enough functional gears to get around so what the hex? I thought i could save myself a few quid and get the blasted gears fixed some other time.
Bought some oil, a hex spanner kit and a back light for my bike, also cycled down to Tescos for an extended test of the bikes capabilities. Upon arrival I was shocked to discover that they actually had in some of their tasty yet cheap tinned chicken curry, the last 3 or 4 times i went their specifically for this item they were sold out, this time i just went there on a whim and they had it, hallelujah, hopefully they havent changed the recipe, and the can i had last time wasnt just a fluke. I found the Asda tinned curry atrocious as it leaves a horrible aftertaste in my mouth.