Friday, 24 June 2016


I had to do a run around the North Circular from Bounds Green junction to Hanger Lane. Early morning, Monday morning run and on the first day back for the schools. 
Unfortunately, some road works and traffic light sequence changes caused a major gridlock. Please explain to me why they hadn't done the works during half-term.
The normal 30-minute journey took nearly an hour and I was on a bike. I was carrying boxes for donor breast milk and had my panniers fitted which meant I was not as manoeuvrable as normal. God knows how long the car drivers were stuck on the road. I rode the same road 90 minutes later and it was empty.
My GoPro Hero 3 recorded the journey as I wove my way through the traffic. So as not to bore you I have speeded up the film 8-fold. I don't normally ride through traffic this fast.