Clean top to bottom, cleanest to dirtiest. I take off wheels and chain. Spray citrus cleaner on cassette and chainrings. Lightly spray citrus cleaner on bike (check for paint dulling first). use sponge to clean bike, use hard bristle brush to scrub tires, rims, then scrub the cassette and chainrings. Rinse. You're done in ten minutes.
Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace
1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
1990s Raleigh M20 MTB--2007 Windsor Hour (track)
1988 Ducati 750 F1