To cheer up your Tuesday, here’s a short, fun edit that shows that London’s not a horrible place for cyclists after all.
You could easily get the idea that cycling in London, or any big city, is all about fear and frustration, especially if you look at lots of helmet cam footage of negative encounters between riders and drivers.
Here’s the helmet cam upside, though: vid of a rider zooming through a variety of London locations looking like he’s having a good time, wearing a load of different shades and eating ice cream.
Producers TomAndSteve specialise in social media video for the internet, so we’re willing to bet the prominent Go Pro logo here is no coincidence.
Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.
Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.
Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.
The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.