Half term is a lovely time for cycle commuting.
The busy roads are (nearly) free flowing, cars are not running so late because there’s not as much traffic, so they tend to drive better too.
Normally the main road is jam packed with traffic well before I turn off, so I normally take the hatched area in the middle until my turning. But this morning I took the main road route rather than cutting through the backroads as I normally do because there wasn’t queuing traffic or anything slowing me up. I cruised down the smooth tarmac all the way without being held up by cars at all, it was a really good commute today, I wish every week were half term week.