Having got back on the road on two wheels – and boy does it feel good – I want more. If I want to attempt the unthinkable and bike to Oxford, is there a cycle route that doesn’t take me the same way as the maniacs in four wheels I pass am passed by on my way to work (Ambrosden, Merton, Islip, and – appropriately enough – the Oxford cemetrary)?

Failing that does anyone know of a good, inexpensive blacksmith, who would be able to concoct some fittings for my cycle rack so that it will fit on my car again?