Who are you?
I am Sam Hodgkin
What do you do?
I have no idea what I do.
For many years I produced directed and wrote for tv. and made pop videos. I also sang in a band.
What other bikes do you own?
I own three bikes, all steel framed.
A condor, a Mercian and the explorateur. I favour Campagnolo. My explorateur is a particular colour. East German border guard anorak green. Often other cyclists admire the colour but I rarely have the breath to tell them what it is.
It is a very comfortable but sprightly cycle.
Where you have been with your Explorateur?
I have ridden with it in the Basque Pyrenees
The Massif Central
Dordogne and Lot
And regents park.
Has the bike ever drawn comment?
It is admired wherever I go and people seem to love watching it being assembled from its suitcase in some remote spot !