Commuting from Sheffield to Manchester
Sorry for the non-bike related topic but any Sheffield / Manchester folk that can help
I’m meant to be moving to Sheffield next month and I’ve just been offered an awesome job in Manchester. Really need to live in Sheff because of family reasonsbut want the job.
So my question is what’s the best way to commute from Sheff to Manc? I’ll be living just off Ecce road in sheffield and need to get to the east side of Manchester (about 30mins on foot from the centre)
Ideas please, it seems a fairly slow journey….
tinPosted 6 years agototalshellSubscriber
my next door nieghbor does the same but in the opp direction.. best done by car m1/ m62 in the main but if you are doing early / late starts then over the top via emley moor is much shorter but takes about the same.. would nt want to walk 30 mins in central manc where ( area) will you be working..Posted 6 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Get a Brompton. Roll down the hill to Dore station. Catch train to Manc. Ride to office. Reverse at end of day. Bit of a ball ache, but not too bad.
If you’re into roadying in summer you could probably commute alternate directions on alternate days on a road bike.Posted 6 years agoFrodoSubscriber
From Ecc road to East Manchester it looks like your driving. Not the M62 mind. Probably Snake Pass to M67. You can go A623 if the Snake is closed in winter although that closes too when it really gets bad.
Woodhead pass is also a good alternative but it looks like an hour plus driving?Posted 6 years agohoraMember
You need to move to Manchester. The train AND a 30min walk ontop each way every day?
You’ll be ground down.
Not a chance in hell I’d drive either. Forget winter. Get to the Glossop side and you’ll be sat in stationary traffic all the way to the motorway – same goes for coming home.
Sometimes I skip work and go home early for an afternoon ride in the Peaks and even then its nuts.Posted 6 years agobinnersSubscriber
I used to regularly drive from Manchester to a clients in Sheffield. The drive is absolutely awful! Truly hideous! Except in winter when every route is impassable anyway. I wouldn’t even contemplate doing it daily. Not for a second!
The train is a very pleasant journey indeed. Shove your bike on’t trainPosted 6 years agojet26Member
Worked with a couple of people who used to do the other way daily. They gave up in the end and used to stay in the week and go back on a Friday.
Snake pass on a nice day with no traffic when you’re fresh is a great drive. It’s horrendous as a daily commute. Ditto for the woodhead (A628). The M62 is a very long way round and also usually rammed with Leeds traffic from the west.
In summary get the train!!Posted 6 years agoradtothepowerofsikMember
I did Glossop to Sheffield for 6 months in the car and it broke me. Get the train and a folder, that’s what I’d do. From Eccy Road you’ll be at the station in, ooh, about 7 minutes? 15 back up the hill? Don’t go from Dore though that’s miles away! And you wouldn’t get on an express train.
Alternatively get an old bmx for the Sheffield end and the rattiest of rat bikes for the Manc end and leave them at the station/home/workplacePosted 6 years agoSheffieldMember
Drive to Glossop and get the train to Manc from there. Shouldn’t be too busy in the morning as it starts from there. If the weather is bad, try Woodhead. Or 45 mins to Glossop via Hathersage and Hayfield. Suppose then you could catch the train in from New Mills also. Down to Sheffield station, then over to Piccadilly? An hour on a good day.Posted 6 years agothepodgeMember
I did north west Sheffield to Stockport for nine months. had woodhead closed twice while I was on it and four times before I even got there. also wrote off my car on ice and was lucky to not be hospitalized. plus had quite a few health issues including the back of my eye filling with fluid and peeling away from the retina caused by the stress of the commute.
the train is far less hassle but really expensive and you’ll probably end up taking twice as long.Posted 6 years agothe teaboyMember
My cousin has done Ranmoor to central Manc for a few years. He drives and tends to work from home a couple of days per week.
He tends to go early and leave early to try to beat the traffic but it’s usually awful. He does a lot of teleconferencing in the car!
He has an awful BMW X5 with snow tyres on it from Oct to about April!
Edit: Do you need to live IN Sheff or just near enough to get there quickly? Hathersage is ace and would help your commute.Posted 6 years agocompositeproMember
Forget woodhead ……it has this f***** hellhole of a place called Tintwistle to get through then MottramPosted 6 years ago
there goes an hour of your life sat twiddling your thumbs for a start and its not getting better.
Though it is a pretty drive in a morning when the sun is shining
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