I have just refitted the bike computer back on Reggie. Now that I can see the digits (the days are finally becoming a little bit longer after the short days of winter), let’s see how fast I can get to and from work. I will be assisted a little by Reading Borough Council who have fallen out with traffic lights and are switching them off, even removing them all over the town meaning fewer delays. I wonder if I could ever do the 6 mile journey in anywhere near 20 minutes; that’s “only” 18 miles per hour. Mmm… That is asking too much I think. Cycling home is quicker than cycling to work; apart from the inbuilt incentive of travelling home, the long hill through Caversham slows me down. I’ll report back tomorrow evening.
Update: 7.30pm, Monday 14th
Reading Bridge to Gillotts School: 25 mins 40 secs
Gillotts School to Reading Bridge: 22 mins 40 secs
Not too far off 20 minutes!!