- How far do you commute by bike?
Not the furthest but i commute each way somewhere between 16 and 25miles each way, depends on mood weather time etc.
Work on it taking an hour, which is about right for a comfortable bimble to work, yes i have one it a bit quicker, 40mins, but that was with a tail wind.
Do that between 3 and 5 times a week usually 4, usually i skip riding on wednesday and take stuff in, but it does depend on how many miles i have done over the weekend, 7+ days in a row is pushing it a bit,Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
Normally 15 miles each way. About 25 miles coming home if it’s nice.
I’m very lucky in that I have a 50/50 split of road and offroad. The extra 10 miles that I do when it’s nice is all offroad and has some very sweet singletrack.
I try to cycle every day but that plan sometimes fails by at one day due to work or family commitments.Posted 4 years agoAndrewJMember
Depends really. If I commute from home it’s a 58 mile round trip which is too much to do every day. So I tend to put the bike in the back of the car and park half way making it around a 30 mile total cycle commute.
Not cycling at all at the moment though as I had a hernia operation 2 weeks ago! 🙁Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
I don’t do it often (ie I’ve only done both ways in a day once!) but it’s a 90 mile round trip. More common is the drive half/ride half, which is 46 miles/day.
Even that I only do once or twice a week due to being in other offices, or having early/late meetings, and because I’m lazy!Posted 4 years agostabilizersSubscriber
Currently 57 mile round trip. Not every day as AndrewJ says. Too much and don’t have the time with the school runs.Posted 4 years ago
Will be riding the next 2 days and yes I agree there’s a huge difference between wanting to and having to. Given that it is a reasonably pleasant route.njee20Subscriber
I do fancy this, but I can’t seem to bring myself to drive through the North Yorkshire moors then ride through Middlesbrough
Mmmm, that’s what mine’s like – drive through the Sussex/Surrey countryside, nice country roads, one set of traffic lights. I park just outside the M25 and ride into the City through 130 sets, not ideal! 😕Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
Ive been doing a 40 mile round trip once or twice a week. Its quite a hilly (2,500ft) climbing each trip, mixture of busy ish town roads and forest tracks. Takes about 1hr 20 each way.
It knackers me out to the extent I cant concentrate as well at work. Certainly couldn’t do it all week.Posted 4 years agoBlobOnAStickSubscriber
30 miles each way. Generally I’ll do one way on the days I can ride (ride in, train home one day, train in, ride home the following day) but i often take the long way home (45 to 60 miles) and as I loose the winter insulation I tend to mix in both ways in the same day more and more.
Edit: door to door on the train takes an hour. Riding takes around 1hr40mins (provided the wind isn’t too strong) so I get a decent amount of exercise for only “40 minutes” it works well with family duties.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Usual route is 12 miles in and 14 home – tram works make it easier to take a longer route home at the moment.
Occasionally do the whole thing on canal paths and cycle paths – makes it 19 lovely miles each way, but eats into work/family time if I do that too oftenPosted 4 years agomickolasMember
like rocketdog. about 33 miles per day. every day. only been doing it about 20 months though and it has got easier. best time about 47 mins one way. hour dead the other. according to sporttracker I love 500ft higher than I work and do 1000 to 2000 ft of climbing one way (dependant on direction and route).Posted 4 years agoPeyoteMember
56 mile round trip Monday and Tuesday, today a whole 9 mile round trip, tomorrow will be about 20, Friday I may catch the train if I don’t feel like another 56 miler!
No car, expensive train so the options are pretty limited. It’s much, much harder if there’s a more convenient and comfortable option!Posted 4 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
I have a lovely 45 mile round trip. Bit of main road at one end, but predominantly lanes and quiet roads, nice scenery – as pleasant a commute as I could want. I do it once a week, sometimes twice, but as a couple have said, there’s a big difference between wanting and needing to commute by bike.
I could/should have gone today – all planned and prepped but tiredness took over and I drove. I guess I did the right thing as I have a 100m+ sportive on Sunday and am still a bit tired from last weekend, but I missed riding and feel bad about it. Hey ho.Posted 4 years ago
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