how far do you commute?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by alecstilleyedye, 18 Aug 2012.

  1. <1 mile

    26 vote(s)
  2. 1-5 miles

    278 vote(s)
  3. 6-10 miles

    337 vote(s)
  4. 11-15 miles

    268 vote(s)
  5. 16-20 miles

    153 vote(s)
  6. >20 miles

    237 vote(s)
  1. Hop3y

    Hop3y Padiham Commuter

    Padiham, Burnley
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  2. BianchiVirgin

    BianchiVirgin Senior Member

    Norn Iron
    10km downhill to work and the same home uphill again, normally twice a week. However, changed jobs so that's an end to that
  3. rnscotch

    rnscotch Über Member

    At the moment 16 miles round trip, but start a new Job on Monday so will be 32 Miles round trip.
  4. JamesBikes

    JamesBikes New Member

    15 miles, round trip.
  5. PilgrimHudd

    PilgrimHudd Regular

    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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  6. Richg

    Richg New Member

    11 mile round trip. With the better weather here now....perhaps a little more miles on the way home
  7. natnatroswell22

    natnatroswell22 New Member

    About 11. something miles and it takes me an hour and a half to reach my home, or less than that if the traffic's not heavy.
  8. Darren Jeffrey

    Darren Jeffrey Über Member

    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
  9. J_H1026

    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.
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  10. About 29 miles round is a normal commute for me now. I'm only doing it three times a week though.
  11. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    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.
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  12. jowwy

    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
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  13. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    44-46km depending on route up to 66km, but it’s the elevation that hurts 634-997m.
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    FLYINGGATER Active Member

    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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  15. lotdsk

    lotdsk New Member

    18 mile round trip.
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