Nothing lifts the spirits like freewheeling down country lanes – and that’s what the Touring was built for. Light, comfortable, easy to use and fully equipped with carrier, lights, mudguards and kickstand, it’s got ‘let’s go for a picnic this weekend’ written all over it. Not literally, of course…The Touring EXC is our versatile all-rounder. With the slick shifting and legendary reliability of Shimano’s Deore 3×10 gears – plus powerful, all-weather hydraulic disc brakes – it’s ideally equipped to help you with everyday journeys and one-off adventures alike. The Suntour suspension fork – with lockout – helps smooth out the lumps and bumps of modern roads. There’s a neat luggage carrier for all your essentials. We fitted full-length mudguards to help keep you dry. And the dynamo-powered lighting system means you can always see and be seen. Where will it take you next?