I have cycled to work for a week now with helmet and high vis backpack intact.
While I am beyond less than stylish, I have avoided commuting, avoided smartphone culture (double thumb or single finger texters defining one’s age), saved at least thirty quid but most likely fifty, and saved at least two hours of my life. It’s a preferable form of transport.
There is a lovely ride home along the canal along the smart (or right) part of Regent’s Canal where there’s no rubbish and canal boats aren’t allowed to dock. It pops up in St John’s Wood and from there it’s an easy ride home through Maida Vale. On a sunny spring evening, how nice to stop for a glass of wine at the Truscott Arms before continuing on and avoiding death by bus.
The weather has been extremely sporting over the past two weeks and with temperatures around 20 degrees, so far I’m a fair weather cyclist.
May the weather and the cycling continue. I’m ready for summer!