Having given the bike a thorough clean and check up on Sunday (well, by my standards anyway) I was keen to give it a try out.
NIce smooth ride in, the only problem being frozen toes for most of the way. I'm still not 100% happy with my front derailer, which has now been adjusted by at least 3 technicians. It doesn't snap back from the large chain ring to the middle (a common fault, so I am told) but it is very reluctant to place the chain on the large chain ring in the first place. The 'error' away from an ideal positioning of the chain is probably in milimetres, but it's very annoying not to have it just right.