For the first time in about 12 working days I caught the tube to work yesterday.
It felt weird to be travelling in a confined space beneath London’s streets when I’ve spent the past month doing it on the back of a bike with the wind in my hair and the sun shining into my eyes.
It’s going to sound strange, but the first thing I noticed was the fashions worn by my fellow commuters. When did high-necked shirts with frills (like the ones Lady Diana Spencer used to wear before she married Prince Charles) become trendy again? It seemed like every second woman was wearing one.
And military-style jackets with double rows of brass buttons are obviously the latest must-have fashion item, too, but only if you’re female.
It was a bit like entering a time warp (hello 1980s!). Either that or I have been wearing bike shorts and high-visibility waterproof clothing for far too long…