I have just started commuting by bike to a railway station which is 3 miles away. Nothing wrong with that I hear you all say but……… I live just around the corner from the Rail Station, literally I close my front door take a leisurely stroll and 4 -5 minutes later I am on the Platform ready to travel into Liverpool Street. I do not get on the bike to go here oh no, I cycle 3 miles away to a station further up the line (i.e. away from my ultimate destination so I pass my home station on the way in and the way home) In my defence my hours can be quite long and this is the only way I can get out on the bike during the week and I travel away because there are better roads for the even longer journey home! Does anyone else undertake what is effectively a pointless commute just so as they can get out on the bike?