So you can picture my attire, I wear a pair of mountain bike shorts but my top half is shirt and tie as it makes for swifter changing when I get to work.
My colleague has seen me in this getup many times but on this occasion they simply remarked that I looked like an evacuee. I couldn't see it myself but half way home catching sight of myself in a shop window...they were right.
I tried to cycle as best I could after this but found the notion of a middle aged man wearing a pair of shorts, shirt and tie resembling an evacuee from WWII accurate and hilarious. Every time the thought crossed my mind I burst into fits of laughter. I suspect the few people I cycled past must have concluded I had been let out for the evening or that riding a Brompton must be great fun!