Since I took up cycling seriously four years ago I have combined commuting with leisure. The grind with the glory. The former has always been subject to the petty annoyances of urban life. Traffic, discourteous road users and the like. It’s to be expected and is a compromise. Cycling is a nicer way to get to work than the tube. But occasionally you’ll get a flat or caught in a surprise shower not mentioned by the Met Office app that morning.