how far do you commute?

commute length

  • <1 mile

    Votes: 26 2.0%
  • 1-5 miles

    Votes: 279 21.3%
  • 6-10 miles

    Votes: 339 25.9%
  • 11-15 miles

    Votes: 271 20.7%
  • 16-20 miles

    Votes: 155 11.9%
  • >20 miles

    Votes: 240 18.3%

  • Total voters
    1,308

rnscotch

Über Member
At the moment 16 miles round trip, but start a new Job on Monday so will be 32 Miles round trip.
 
15 mile round trip 4 days a week. I also do shifts, and i've noticed after the bad weather there's a lot more potholes to hit in the dark!
 
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Darren Jeffrey

Über Member
Location
Newmains
Used to cycle 12 miles each way from South Queensferry into Edinburgh on quiet roads and cycle paths. really enjoyed it. Been off the bike many years after being clipped by the wing mirror of a flat bed truck and them driving off and leaving me in a heap in the gutter on a country road. Started getting back into it recently so 3 miles to the train station then 3 miles to the office at the other end so I guess 12 miles a day with train in the middle. Think I will eventually get the courage up to do the full 14 miles in then back home one day on the road, see how it feels
 

J_H1026

Active Member
52 mile round trip for me which takes about 1hr 45 each way. Not the most interesting route but it's relatively quiet, has a couple of cheeky hills and it does take in some some nice countryside until I get to Bristol. I find that mid week I do start to get tired and the Mrs starts getting upset when I fall asleep at about 2100. I can always chuck the bike in the car and make it 16 miles each way but driving the last 10 miles doesn't actually save me that much time. I've cycled all year around, in some horrible weather, and after a couple of rather expensive services at the LBS, the prospect of buying a commuter is looming large. The Mrs is almost buying into n+1, as opposed to being firmly in the n camp.
 
About 29 miles round is a normal commute for me now. I'm only doing it three times a week though.
 

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
Between 12 and 20 miles, depending on my mood. Usually, the quickest route, 12 miles, from Northampton to Burton Latimer in daylight, and whatever mileage I feel like on the way home in the dark along unlit country lanes.
 

jowwy

The bearded Powerhouse
30 mile round trip..........3 mile up(300ft climbing) and 12 down into work
12 miles up(1200ft climbing) and 3 down home from work........

thats why i now commute via ebike......3 times this week
 

FLYINGGATER

Active Member
Location
Medstead
Retired now but my last commute was 12 miles each way from Pasir Ris to Seletar Airfield in Singapore. 80 % of the ride was on a fabulous cycle paths. The ride was not without challenges, heavy rain and thunder storms (storm shelters provided essentialey they were Faraday Cages) Great wild life included monitor lizards a great verity of snakes, monkeys and a family of 9 otters. The bikes were either a Surly Steamroller Fixed Wheel or a Brompton. The locals found it very hard to believe a 67 year old Ang Mo (Caucasian) would choose to ride to work let alone on a Fixed Wheel.
 
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