Can anybody remember a February ride with Nick???
And then.... Just like a teacher who missed an ofsted through illness, he springs back onto the road, full of vigour once the fair weather returns.
So this year, let's all join in with the fun. Place your suggestions here for this year's ailment. Nick can then read through and choose his favourite, ready for January.
It will be helpful if you could also throw in some symptoms, estimated recovery periods and suggested treatments to add some authenticity.
Get well cards at the ready and don't forget to say farewell if you should see him on the road, but don't dilly dally....