Despite my back being much better I really can’t bring myself to go out on the road for the first time during the pouring rain, I’ve never had a problem riding in the rain in the past, I just don’t want it to be the Tachyon’s inaugural ride.

I suspect there’s also a deeper fear at work, still not totally comfortable with the clip less pedals, and, you know, what if I’m just too unfit to even get a couple of miles?

I’m up to around 30 mins on the trainer now in the lounge, so think I’m getting on ok – I’m certainly extending my times each time I get on the bike. Like the rest of the UK I’m praying for a break in the weather.

Still not nailed my food intake, my self control is a real issue and it’s beginning to get me down.