Anyone commute to an office where there's no showers or 'owt?
Looks like my plans for a bike commute might be mildly scuppered by a move to an office with no shower facilities.
It’ll be a circa 10-12 mile commute, so I’ll be a bit sweaty (and maybe muddy) on arrival. I suppose a pre-commute shower and pre-work baby wipe freshen up is an option, anyone do similar successfully?Posted 4 years agowigglesMember
I’ve done it before for about 10 miles, went for the baby wipes and smellies approach. Seemed to be ok, but then I was just changing into a different set of shorts and tshirt for work.
Not sure It would work so well to jump straight into a suit, might just be me but I tend to sweat for a while afterwards unless I cool myself down quickly.Posted 4 years agowoody2000Subscriber
We have shower but I’ve used it twice in the last 2 years. ~10 miles for me & usually a bit sweaty when I get here, but once I’ve cooled down a bit I never feel the need to shower. Besides, I’ve only got to ride home again so it seems daft to shower when I’d shower again at home. There’s barely anyone in my office so no-one to care if I stink a bit (I don’t!) 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Not sure It would work so well to jump straight into a suit, might just be me but I tend to sweat for a while afterwards unless I cool myself down quickly.
I’ll need to be changing into a smart shirt and trousers. Happy to dawdle the last mile or so to cool down a bit before I get to work though.
Take a flannel and wash your bits in the sink
It’d have to be a bath towel and a cattle trough 😉Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
14 miles each way, and don’t bother with showers. As long as you’re not going to be wearing the clothes you rode in in, then….
As pointed out, the trick is not to get changed the moment you get in, but cool down a bit first. Maybe tailor your breakfast accordingly….
Posted 4 years agoGary_MMember
I used to do 20 miles each was for about a year to an office with zero facilities – baby wipes, a hand towel, deodorant and the disabled toilets are all you need. Things do get a bit messy when its wet though and those wee sinks are a bugger to wash your feet/lower legs in.
Thankfully we moved to a new building with showers/lockers, etc.Posted 4 years ago
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