Yesterday afternoon, I rode my bike form home to the Dolphin Centre while my wife drove. We set off at the same time, but I beat her to the entrance of the Dolphin Centre by a minute or so.
Of course, she had to park in the Town Hall car park whilst I could lock up my bike outside the Dolphin Centre. Oh, and she had a baby to sort out. But it was almost faster.
While locking up my bike, I had a chat with one of Darlington's Community Wardens about the chainset, as he has the same bike. I don't think any Clio owners chatted to my wife. Bikes: faster (sometimes), friendlier (always).