A couple of months ago I went for a professional bike fit on a jig. They were struggling to find a bike to fit me perfectly (5ft1 female). They ended up ordering me a cyclocross bike.
The bike has cut time off my commute and is a dream...until I have to stop or start. I have absolutely no clearance between the top tube and my crotch. My feet touch the floor with difficulty when standing over the bar. I'm wobbling all over the place when stopping and it feels quite dangerous in traffic, I thought it would get better with practice.
Can I get smaller tyres, would this make my bike slightly lower? Or is this something I need to get used to and practice? Are there any modifications I can do? I'm a complete beginner so no idea if this is normal, I rode a rickety 25yr old mountain bike before this.