There's a chance i might soon be offered a new job 22miles away, on considerably more money than i'm on now. I'm not sure I'd want to commute that distance by cycle every day at the moment, partly 'cos i'm not as fit as I could be, and I'm not sure whether they've got showers or not so would be a bit dire if they haven't. Hopefully they will, and if so I can cycle in when I feel like it and before long I'll probably be fit enough to cycle more days than not. But if not, my options are: get a cheap car (like £200-£300 cheap!), if so, what sort?! Advantages - fairly economical to buy and hopefully to run while still being comfortable; disadvantages - where to park it at home when (if) they build barriers on the car park again use my van, advantages - no initial outlay, comfortable, no risk; disadvantages, fairly expensive on fuel, fairly noisy on motorway, don't really want to put 200 miles a week of wear and tear on it get a motorbike - advantages: very cheap to run after initial outlay, quick, fun; disadvantages: high(ish) initial outlay to learn to ride it, not so good in cold/wet weather Cycling - Does anybody else do 20-odd miles commutes by cycle, if so how do you find it/how long does it generally take/do you find it a drag/how did you take to it at first? Motorbikes - what's the reason people don't generally tend to ride them in the rain - is it just because it's grim and uncomfortable, or 'cos it's a lot more dangerous, or because it's not going to do it any good? I know people don't them on gritted roads due to the latter reason, but not sure about rain. Other options?