Well despite the late finish at the studio last night and the low temperatures (although not by recent standards) this morning, I did return to my preferred means of transport.
I enjoyed a trouble-free ride in, even managing to complete the last 2 or 3 km in something vaguely resembling daylight.
Total journey time: 65 minutes (this is counting the time it takes to pile on the multiple layers of clothing - just the 5, actually- before setting out).
Techies corner: I’m having difficulty with my front derailer which does not want the chain to latch on to the large chain ring. I would tinker around with it myself, but this is just as likely to make matters worse as better. Looks like another stop at Decathlon is in the pipeline.