Is it me or are the roads really quiet at the moment? Since Christmas I’ve found myself coming down the A1 into London (rather than the M1). I used to ride down the A1 everyday from St Albans as that seemed most sensible, but it got so busy I switched to the wide, filter friendly, lanes of the M1.

But over the past couple of weeks the traffic has been almost non-existant, I’ve sailed down the A1 with little more than a thought for the speed cameras – not normally an issue as the traffic is solid, and I can’t filter at 70mph. Even the dreaded Harlesden has been a dream since they removed the road works.

I find myself asking how long it can continue, I’m really enjoying my ride into work again. Even though it’s raining.