Cycle to work day 2018. It first began in 2012 as a means of getting people to ditch their car in favour of two wheels and has now become a full-blown cycling celebration.

This year, Lomas hired a Santander bike at Euston to get to TfL meetings in SE1, joining more than 20,000 people who pledged to make their way to and from the office by bike.

Lomas used the cycle access for a very fast run down Gower Street, heading toward the Blackfriars bridge cycle super-highway and south of the river for TfL Palestra House.

I was able to keep up with the couriers making deliveries into the City, but the good news was the route was downhill.