Photos and video by Ambassador Josie McFall.

One of the best feelings in the world is unboxing a fresh, clean, slick, beautiful bike. 

One of the most painful feelings in the world is, knowing no matter what product you use. This pristine bike will never, EVER be this clean again. 

So you wrap her up nice and cosy in protective tape, you check all her bolts are tight. Tuck her in to the back of the van with a blanket to keep her warm, gently pull her back out at your carefully chosen destination and you kit up.

It’s go time.