I moved out of london bout a year and a half ago and I’ve only recently got a roadbike again. I’m just near Brighton so I go the south down’s above me. Fucking Bliss. Much as I love my battered old soma it doesn’t compare to a decent road bike outside of London.
I moved out of London years ago but come back regularly to enjoy dodging most of the things on your list (we’ve got lots of potholes here in the sticks as austerity continues to bed in). Pass the Epinephrine.