Finally took the plunge today and used the bike for work after threatening to do so MANY times in the past as I was sick of an 18 mile journey each way taking an hour and a half. For one reason or another just lately I haven't had that much time to cycle, so reckoned it would be a nice gentle start to get back into the swing of things. Apart from one moron shouting through the passenger window on the way home, it all went well. I was expecting more hassle as I have to skirt Birmingham City Centre, so all A Roads and the like, but may have been helped by it being half term break for the schools. The upshot - the 18 mile journey there takes an hour, the journey back a little longer at a leisurely pace. So as well as saving money on fuel, I'm also less stressed and saved almost an hour out of my day. May give it another shot Friday, or if not definitely do a couple of days next week.