Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
But as soon as I entered the Olympic Park, my fraught journey became a distant memory. Suddenly I wanted to be there all the time, every day, for all the events. I wanted to be part of this amazing atmosphere, among all these friendly people from all over the world (granted, the sunshine probably helped). Spare tickets, anyone?