On my bike: Peter Walker
Why do you cycle?
To get to where I want to go, usually within a minute or so of when I expected to arrive, and often with a smile on my face.
How far do you ride each week?
I’m not sure but I’m on a bike most days.
Which of your bikes is your favourite?
My everyday transport bike with hub gears and a massive crate on the front. It makes me happy every time I ride it.
What do you always take with you when cycling?
A lock, sometimes two. I’m a paranoid London cyclist.
Who mends your punctures?
For the most part, me. But my everyday bike has Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres which haven’t punctured in two years.
It’s raining: bike, public transport, or car?
Bike. It barely ever rains in London these days. If it does, I have a very unflattering pair of waterproof over-trousers.
Lycra or normal clothes?
Most of the time it’s normal clothes, but if I’m going on a long leisure ride, then Lycra.
If you had £100 to spend on cycling, what would you get?
A spare set of lights or a new cargo net for my vast front crate.
What’s your favourite cycle journey?
My 3.5-mile commute to Westminster. Quicker than public transport, costs nothing, keeps me healthy, and is a source of pleasure.
What single thing would most improve matters for UK cyclists?
Going back in time and starting in about 1981 with a decades-long programme of building safe infrastructure.