I’m am now a cycling commuter and it’s brilliant!
I’ve timed it perfectly to coincide with the two hottest days of the year as temperatures hit a heady 24 degrees in London today. Far too many white people turned pink but I had wheels and rode to Kings Cross for lunch, because I could.
My morning route takes me through St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill (bliss) and down Camden High Street. My old stomping ground. It took me about twenty minutes and cost nothing. Fantastic!
Going home I took the slightly flatter route around Regents Park and back through Maida Vale. A bit longer but still, pretty speedy as I made it back in under half an hour.
It’s a little hard to look stylish but as I’m resigned to wearing the same clothes for the next two years, it’s not really a problem.