I’ve finally got all my Donkey drama sorted. After some legal advice I’ve had to accept the way things are and just pay to get my bike back. It was going to take far too long and cost me way too much to fight Anglo Pacific about the way I’ve been treated. That said, I’ve been told the Office of Fair Trading is going to do a review (which I must chase up).
The next thing I had to do was take her to a mechanic. Six hundred pounds later (MOT, chain and sprockets, new front break pad, lots of work fixing fused front callipers, oil filter, air filter and a new battery) she was ready to go. Unfortunately still not legal to ride.
I also got insurance, but then had to go through a process of getting Donkey re-registered and taxed. An hour at the DVLA in Sidcup and all was sorted… sort of. I’ve got to wait for the documentation to come through before I can take Donkey for a drive. I leave at the end of next week… still no documents. Sigh.
I’m sure they will be get here just in time.
The most important thing is that I have Donkey back. I’m a very happy man. Can’t wait to get out riding around Europe with Tristan again.