who one day would own a fleet of Mercedes' cars, had his heart set on the 11/40 model which at the time cost 18,000 Reichsmarks. He had set his heart on one in grey with spoked wheels and white-wall tyres.
"But the hardest thing for me at the moment lies in the fact that the biggest payment for my work is not expected until the middle of December," he wrote
"So I am compelled to ask for a loan or an advance.
I have been a Trustee of the London Cycling Campaign for several years and am currently its Vice Chair.
My stable comprises a Time VXS, several Roberts thoroughbreds, a Brompton and a Mercedes Benz.