Another fine example yesterday of how bikes can do things in London faster and easier than other modes of transport.
At 5.30pm I had an urgent fax to send, to arrive before 6pm. But (following a fire in Paddington, apparently) BT fax and phone lines were down. I couldn't send the fax, or phone to let them know about it. I didn't have a mobile number, and an email wasn't guaranteed to be read in time.
The recipient wasn't far away, though: the junction of Oxford St/Tottenham Court Road. I was in Piccadilly, so the obvious solution was to bike the fax there myself. Which I did, easily bypassing the jams and arriving well in time. And, though bike parking on Oxford St is notoriously skimpy, I happened to remember that there were bike racks (picture) perfectly positioned, right outside my destin... oh.