Well, it's been 3000 mile since I had all my brake pads replaced because there was nothing left on them, so I thought I'd whip them off and have a look.
Very easy to give them a quick check and clean. About 30 minutes. They all look ok but I don't think they'll last beyond the 18000 mile service and I will almost certainly need disks too. Chain and sprockets are beginning to look worn also, so I better start saving my pennies