Holy Shit! Look at that bike.

It works pretty well – the chain’s only come off once. It was second-hand wicked-cheap. It’s got some gears and pedals, a rat trap in the back, functioning brakes… In short, other than the eye-wateringly bright colour scheme, it’s perfect. Or almost: the tires are a little wider than I’d like.

But it takes me all over town. To school, to the market, to the supermarket, to the hypermarket and to the pub. And home again.

And it’s pretty obvious that any other way of getting around London sucks compared to cycling.

So, thanks bike. Keep up the good work.