You’ve clocked that they’re always at the vending machine, you’ve noticed them arriving at work looking a little bright-eyed and puffy faced, and one time you wanted to tell them they’d put their jumper on back to front.
You have an inkling your work colleague is a bicycle commuter – but you’ve never seen them arrive at the same time as you, and saying: “You look a little scruffy – arrive by bike?!” doesn’t seem entirely polite. So how to be sure?
Here are the tell-tale signs that your buddy from across the room is a cycle commuter…
Always has a second breakfast – usually porridge
Many of your colleagues arrive at work and settle down to breakfast at their desks – but the commuter is probably loudly commenting that this is actually breakfast number two – unless they’re exceptionally disciplined and good at that whole ‘fasted riding’ thing (in which case their bowl will be HUGE).
It’s also usually porridge – the perfect post-ride mix of carbs and protein (provided it’s made with milk) – with some sort of yummy topping that has special health benefits. ‘Cos we cyclists know how to look after ourselves.