Nine best go-to excuses to tell your partner when you’re late back from a ride

Well we can't always be on time, can we?

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Any marriage counsellor or agony aunt will tell you that the secret to any successful relationship is complete honesty and trust, but unfortunately they don't know what it's like dealing with a non-cycling partner when you've got home late from a ride.

If they did have experience of this, they'd know that all cyclists need to have a number of go-to excuses for their tardiness, covering the fact that they managed to sneak in an extra loop or spend a little more time than planned eating cake at the cafe stop.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.