|Pepé at work|
The idea behind this is to get people out of their cars and onto two-wheels, It will reduce congestion, save on parking spaces and reduce pollution.
As my commuting into London days were over a few years ago, once I came to terms with having to sell an organ to pay for the train fares every month, it was a bit of a shock to see what the every day motorcycle commuter has to contend with.
Although saying that, the "ride" time is not much different to two years ago when I commuted on Döra the Explörer.
I made pretty good progress at first. From home to the Darenth Interchange was just shy of 50 minutes. Google maps (below) has the time at 55 mins. As this bit was pretty much free moving traffic that's no surprise. There was a little congestion where the cars were actually stationery on the M20 by Maidstone but I safely filtered through. Google maps is aimed at cars and not the more traffic slipping motorcycle.
At least the weather was kind. Sunny but no too hot so I could wear my Joe Rocket mesh jacket.