Tonight, Jane and I left Birstall Methodist Church at the same time to come home in Syston.
We had gone separately as she was their for the whole of STYG (our Methodist Circuit Youth Group) which started at 7pm, I cycled over after my evening service at Syston and got there for about 8pm.
As I pulled out of the Church car park Jane was just reversing out of her parking space. On the road to Wanlip she overtook me, but then had to navigate the odd junction to get onto the A46 while I used the (very poorly implemented) cycle track running contraflow alongside the A46.
Despite being held up by some drivers (1 didn’t know how wide their car was, another didn’t know they had priority at a roundabout) I was home with my bike parked before they drew up into the drive.
If you want to be slow over short journeys (this is just over 3 miles) then use a car.
Oh and yes I was in normal work clothes (trousers, clerical shirt, hoodie) and didn’t need to change when I got home.