The spoke is an issue as it is a custom length and thus, I need to manufacture my own. I have bought a spoke threading machine and some template blank 14g stainless steel spokes are on the way. I have temporarily put the broken spoke in place until all the correct parts arrive. I suspect it will not last long enough as it is a very dodgy fix.
The front quick release is still on the bike but if I was to take it off again, I suspect it will never go back on. The thread is stuffed. I will order a new one soon.
The first ride was....well....terrible with the new tyres. I hope that the tyres do improve as they say they will. I lost a lot of speed and it was like riding through treacle.