I am also a bike rescue person. People rescue animals of various types so why not bikes? I have rescued several Raleigh Twenty bikes from the metal scrap bin. The most recent Raleigh rescue was given a new lease of life by a delighted young lady from Bristol.

My latest rescue in question is a rather well made metallic brown and cream PUCH Elegance,  it even sounds rather good “Elegance”. A classic ladies bike with three gears with a dynamo built in to power some lights, rather handy at night.

Wikkipedia states that; the company was founded in 1899 by the industrialist Johann Puch and produced automobiles, bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles. It was a subsidiary of the large Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.

Anyway, this rescue is just that, a rescue. The poor thing looks to have been stuck in a shed for decades, not in terrible condition but with flat tyres, it is starting to rust and general issues from long term storage. Now it’s mine, it will be cleaned up, checked over and repaired where needed, and I hope soon, someone will use and care for it once again. I have posted a picture as it arrived with tyres pumped up, and in the next few articles, I will take you through some of the stages that will put this gorgeous PUCH back on the road