Who bikes to work? How far?
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.Posted 6 years ago
“How far have ridden?”
“Only from St. Andrews.”
“That’s miles away!”
“Only about 35ish, doesn’t take too long.”
“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.TrimixMember
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.Posted 6 years agohh45Member
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.Posted 6 years agomildredMember
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.Posted 6 years agotootallpaulSubscriber
Yep, everyday- only a five minute ride, but its worth it …
A little video of my commute:Posted 6 years agowartonMember
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!Posted 6 years ago
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