That's it! I have done it, I bought a car (getting it this evening).
After a couple of years of intensive commuting I have to give up cycling for a while (perhaps even a long while ) to protect my wrists and thumbs that are in bad shape. I feel like burying myself in shame but I got a car, not even an eco friendly half-electric one, no. A diesel
I got a 1980 Mercedes Benz 240 D (you can tell from the year I went for straight quality without looking at the cost - so what? I am a 1971 model and I still run fine).
I have tears in my eyes when I pass cyclists now. But perhaps instead of being a generous nature, I will take my revenge on cyclists I see and scream abuse at them or throw beer at them while on the road (apparently it must be fun, since many motorist enjoy it). No, I think not.