I still want a Mercian racing bike. All that history. All that pedigree. All that steel. Reynolds tubing given the Cuban treatment; fashioned by hand and rolled on the thighs of Derbyshire beauties. In the meantime, I’ll just have to satisfy this urge with the Mercian ‘bonk bag’, a musette full of cycling geek chic. If you also want one, you’ll have to beat me too it – they’ll be selling them at Bespoked Bristol this Friday.