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Rider: John Milbank Bike: 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX

Miles this month: 347 Miles in total: 2523

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Current fuel economy: 47.9mpg Cost when new: £9699 +£461.95 for panniers or £215.95 for a top box

Highlights this month: Enjoying a free night out

Lowlights this month: Not having enough time

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Why does anybody drive a car in London? Queue-busting, free parking, and no congestion charge… what’s the downside?

A trip to the coast with my wife last month had to be cancelled when I tore a muscle in my shoulder whilst riding off-road. Trying to find a time when we’re both free, and we can get a babysitter for our little girl means that we have to grab any opportunity we can. Fortunately, Helen’s cousin is a seamstress in the West End, and gave us a pair of tickets to see ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the Harold Pinter theatre (ignore what The Telegraph says – it’s great fun for people like us who aren’t usually theatre-goers). “Let’s take the bike” said Helen as we were digging through the over-priced train timetable, and looking for car parks inside the M25. It made sense – the bike’s more economical than the car and a lot more fun.

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