Put this up on rev counter already but spreading the net far and wide. Passed my test on Friday and dead keen to get started. However, as Sean Bean would say - winter is coming.
On the plus side I'd keep the momentum going and good habits are still fresh in my mind. I wouldn't have a huge gap between training and actually starting (I'll get a bike in spring if not now) and with a bit of luck I'll develop a Belgian hardman mentality towards the weather. On the flip side I'll need that luck to avoid ice and idiot drivers through the darkening months. I'll also need good kit to avoid ending up like a drowned rat.
My commute is from SW london out towards Surrey. Bit of town then a3 for 10 miles and one junction on the M25 to round it off. I'm using a car at the moment although I live across from the train station but would sell the car if got a bike. If needed I could use the train for the majority of my shifts but couldn't use public transport for late shifts which finish after midnight. That's the other issue, tiredness after a long day and riding home in crap weather.
So there you have it, thoughts and opinions. Ta