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  • Oxboy
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    Just trying to shame myself into getting up 40mins earlier to ride the 5 miles to work instead of taking the gas guzzling 4×4 . . . .

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Rorschach
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    21k each way…only one hill tho ๐Ÿ˜•

    crocodilian
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    Me! I bike to work and it’s about 4 and a bit miles. It’s a great start to the day.

    I do. . . . . .sometimes. 8 miles

    3.5 miles. It takes me 9-12 minutes generally.

    grim168
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    I pedal 9 miles each way. A few years ago I drove an old petrol shogun. the money I saved each day in fuel cycling on my mtb paid for a new road bike after a while. stick the money in an old coffee jar, it soon mounts up.

    andrewh
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    40mins for 5 miles?! Is it quite a steep unhill?

    8 miles for me, 26-27 mins on the SS, bit less on the road bike. The route back is as long as the weather gives me the inclination to make it ๐Ÿ™‚

    XC_girl
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    Myself and husband both do, he has 3 miles I do 9 miles each way.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    9 miles. Dead flat. I work shifts so find myself riding home at 3am quite often

    Oxboy
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    No, I gotta faff with the bike to get it out of the shed then lock the other back up.
    It takes 25mins there uphill and 19 back downhill.

    20-24 mpg diesel at ยฃ1.35+ a litre, I’m going to have to do it.

    stumpy01
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    60 miles each way so not really feasible to ride the whole thing, but I sometimes stick the bike in the car & cycle in from a village 12.5 miles away; so get 25 mile in.

    Now the weather’s getting better I hope to do it a bit more often!

    Premier Icon keyses2
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    I do just over 5 miles each way ( unless its flooded then its 9 each way), doesnt seem worth getting the car out for a short distance.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Used to do 6 miles, including dropping kids off in the trailer. God I miss doing that. ๐Ÿ™
    Only do a mile or two now, & eldest rides his own bike.

    bjj.andy.w
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    Start a 12hr shift at 6am tomorrow so I’ll be up at 4:30am to do a 14 mile ride before I start.Don’t HAVE to,because I only live 3 miles away from where I work.I must be mad.Anyway,night night,I’ve got to be up early ๐Ÿ˜†

    Premier Icon oldagedpredator
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    Just started to do a couple of days a week. About 300m of climbing and 11km each way, good for 60kph plus on the descent back home in the evening.

    Oxboy
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    ๐Ÿ˜ณ suitably shamed, setting the alarm as we speak . . . .

    Mary Hinge
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    17 miles each way. Twice per week. Lots of hills.

    Not ridden bike of any kind yet this year due to neck injury, but reckon I’ll be back on it come end of March.

    andrewh
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    Used to ride 35 miles from St. Andrews to Kirkcaldy. Arrived in my riding kit with shirt and trousers in a pack so it was obvious I’d ridden. Had the same conversation with so many people.
    “How far have ridden?”
    “Only from St. Andrews.”
    “That’s miles away!”
    “Only about 35ish, doesn’t take too long.”
    PAUSE
    “What do you do when it’s raining, do you get the bus?”
    “If it’s only drizzling I’ll ride. If it’s pi$$ing it down I’ll wimp out and drive.
    “You have a car and you still ride?!” (This last bit was always in the same tone of voice. Seems people didn’t understand that I rode because I like riding my bike, rather than because I had no other way of getting around.

    Premier Icon richen987
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    Do a nice 8.5 in the mornings and 9.5miles on the way back via the fields, takes roughly the same time as the walk and train and is loads more fun, not to mention putting me in a good mood for the day !

    Premier Icon gonetothehills
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    Heading to bed now, before 22 miles in the morning and the same on the way home. Once a week at the moment but it’s worth it – and the it’s a full sun tomorrow on the weather forecast. Yee har; summer’s here (for a few moments, probably) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Nine miles each way for me and it’s faster than a car, a tram, a bus and even my motor bike. That’s the reason I got rid of it actually.

    Trimix
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    I drive my van part of the way, then cycle 16km to work. Only when its not raining or when Im not riding the motorbike to work.

    I would try riding all the way, but a large bit of the commute is on the shite A34 – no way should anyone try cycling along that road. Driving is bad enough on it.

    Premier Icon maxray
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    About 22miles each way twice a week at the mo.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    i do 7 miles each way very flat into london
    -every weekday regardless of weather

    hh45
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    takes roughly the same time as the walk and train and is loads more fun, not to mention putting me in a good mood for the day !

    +1. Cycling to work is simply the best thing you can do IME; fitness, wakes you up, de-stresses you after work, enables you to eat more, its quicker, helps to justify even more kit, baffles colleagues, increases awareness of the seasons (birdsong this morning was nice) and makes me somewhat smug.

    About 22km round trip, mostly off road.

    coffeeking
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    Used to.Lost my mojo.Costs naff all to drive.

    carlphillips
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    would like to but its 33miles each way on major roads and then fast country lanes,lots of hills and scary driving,plus i don’t got no roadbike,but if petrol keeps going up then i may have to start driving part way then riding.

    toppers3933
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    7 miles there and however many miles i can squeeze into the ride home. hate driving to work. not sure why.

    Pooley
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    I’ve got a nice 10 miles, a few rises in it, plus on way home, easy option to loop down the coast to Minehead way, or instead take the MTB and loop over the Quantocks. Sounds alright.

    Junkyard
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    12 miles each way soon to be 16 each way MTFU
    5 miles you should be running in ๐Ÿ™„

    mildred
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    11 miles each way through winter for 5 out of 6 working days per shift cycle. I work 6 on 3 off, and do bog all on rest days. In Summer, on certain shifts I ride the long way home, which is 25 miles. It follows a river then canal for 22 miles and then is sharply uphill for the final 3. Killer.

    Oggles
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    8 miles each way while I was on my placement in Leeds. Headingley to Seacroft. Rain,shine,snow etc. Found out I could do most of it off road eventually ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like hh45’s reasons!

    aP
    Member

    Are there really people who drive 5 miles to work? How quaint.

    jeffc
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    50km 3 – 4 times a week between house in Brunei and work in Malaysia.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    17 miles a day on my third week of doing it after moving closer to work, about 4 years ago I did 14 a day for 2 years, getting back into a routine is the hardest part

    Premier Icon tootallpaul
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    Yep, everyday- only a five minute ride, but its worth it …

    A little video of my commute:

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150193096962646&comments

    warton
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    I vary mine depending on how I feel. minimum is 7 miles each way. last friday I did 15 on the homeward leg. It’s a great start and end to the working day, and it gets you fit. I do 80/90ish a week, add that to my ride on sunday and I’ve passed 1000 miles this year already, which means I can eat lots more cake!

    saxabar
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    Currently six or seven mile one way mostly along Lรดn Las Ogwen. Although uphill all the way back it’s a great time to process annoying meetings and the like. Plus the views are stunning.

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