Lucky you, living close to the English Channel. You have an outstanding bike. Andy Blance knows how to design a bike and they take their Nomads where only 4 legged animals tread. (goats and llamas) One thought, SJS has a very good package, when it comes to lighting. Living in the UK, may I make a suggestion. Before SJS builds your Thorn Nomad, if you haven't already done this, please consider. (This was the one thing my girlfriend regretted not doing when she purchased her Audax MK3) They offer the Schmidt Naben Dyno Hub and the Schmidt Edel Lux (80 lumens) front light. If you are going to consider a dyno hub, choose it before they build your front wheel. You will save money, E80. The Schmidt Edel Lux front light is amazing for a dyno hub light. Robenne, put a Schmidt on his Comotion and likes it. (I believe he used a BM lights) He also uses a Busch Muller E-Werke for running his gps, phone, and other accessories off the Dyno hub. I like the BM rear lights because, some of them have a stand light feature. (Maybe he would give you a small discount on the hub upgrade) I would also see if they would give you a break on the price of a saddle, if you want to upgrade. Go as low as you can go in gearing. They offered Dottye a 22 tooth "granny gear" on the front crank giving her a 625% gearing. Although we don't need it in Florida, it works well in the Rockies. Speaking of Florida, if you ever come to Florida, in the winter, you can stay with us and ride to Key West. Let us know how you like your new bike and say hello to Robin, Andy, and Lisa.