Nicky got he new bike last week and we took it for a 40 mile ride on Sunday to Thame and Long Creendon. It's very similar to my Giant CRS 2.0 City pictured in the background. The gearing is slightly lower on the Trek with a 12-32 tooth cassette, compared with my 11-30 one. Also the Trek has 7 gear cassette compared with my 8 gear one, so there are bigger jumps between gears. It also has grip shifters, an adjustable handlebar stem and a suspension seatpost. Both bikes came fitted with mudgards and luggage rack and weigh around 10kg. They both have 700 x 35 mm tyres with some grips for cycle tracks.
Nicky and I had a good cycle ride yesterday, although it rained much of the way there. We had a coffee break near Wendover, our packed lunch in a shelter at Thame, visited the Long Crendon Courthouse, then had tea and cake at Chearsley.