Carradice the Lancashire-based bag makers are going to the London Bike Show at Excel on Thursday. They're on Stand LB302 and we mention it because you'll be wanting to rush there for some Limited Edition bags they've made for the show.
This evening they sent pictures of dare we say beautiful honey leather-trimmed saddlebags and seat packs they've made to their usual Barley and Alston designs but cut from a special beeswax-proofed Harris Tweed that is only available in very tiny amounts. The upshot is that they're bringing only 16 or the former and 10 of the latter to the show and they've all been numbered and signed by their Mary who cut and sewed them all.
David 'Mr Carradice' Chadwick was still punching his calculator as we typed this but he reckons it's going to be "triple figures" for the Barleys and around £45 for the Alston seat pouches in this "never to be repeated run" and which we reckon in turn is going to be sorely tempting. And even if you don't buy a Tweed Limited Edition, he's promised "lots of sweets" while you admire their regular range of waterproof cotton duck bike bags of all kinds.