When you’re riding on the road and it occurs to you that you’re going upstream as well as uphill, that might be a clue that it’s raining a touch too hard for comfort. As you’ll have gathered, that’s precisely what happened to me today as I slogged up to Woodcote via a soggy, pot-hole strewn circuitous route through the lanes of South Oxon.
The slightly worrying thought is that the weather for this month last year turned out to be the best of the whole year. If that’s a precedent, and this month’s also going to be the best we get, 2013 is going to be truly grim. Hey ho.
That’s unlikely: the real impact of climate change is unpredictability. Whether that’s in any way better is a moot point.