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how far do you commute?

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

  1. <1 mile

    24 vote(s)
  2. 1-5 miles

    253 vote(s)
  3. 6-10 miles

    314 vote(s)
  4. 11-15 miles

    250 vote(s)
  5. 16-20 miles

    145 vote(s)
  6. >20 miles

    220 vote(s)
  1. Lee Johnston

    Lee Johnston Regular

    Trying out crazy hills, my poor legs are feeling the strain!
  2. Lee Johnston

    Lee Johnston Regular

    Stunning views mate, lots more plz
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  3. Karlt

    Karlt Well-Known Member

    That's Bowfell innit? I'm guessing you're about to go over the edge and down into little Langdale You must be absolutely bonkers and yet I envy that commute.
  4. Gixxerman

    Gixxerman Veteran

    Market Rasen
    Now using the park and cycle facility for Lincoln, which equates to a 4-mile each way commute.
  5. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    N Ireland
    I have my route pretty much nailed now.

    12.5 miles in, 343ft climbing - best time 44 minutes
    15.8 miles home, 508ft - 56 minutes
  6. Starchivore

    Starchivore I don't know much about Cinco de Mayo

    I've just started a new commute which is an extent on my previous one.
    It’s 9.5 miles from my house to a train station further along (which means a cheaper season ticket). Hebden Bridge to Littleborough. I was very pleased this morning because I managed it in just over 35 minutes, a bit under the time I had estimated, without really straining (I’m lazy and also don’t want to be covered in sweat, as I commute in my work clothes).

    I’m always unreasonably nervous about leaving my bike at new places, but it’s locked up on the train station with two D locks, one of which is really decent, so any worry is irrational really.

    It was really nice to have a slightly longer ride too, so I’m looking forward to that being my routine and helping me get a bit fitter.
  7. jack shepherd

    jack shepherd Active Member

    My commute to work is split by the train. I work with first buses in Chelmsford, Essex and I live in Witham, so I bike about 1 1/2 miles to witham train station from my home then a train to Chelmsford, then another 1 1/2 miles ish to the first depot. My bike is a second hand Apollo XC26s unisex bike, ive had it since feb so its done me well with no maintance other than oiling of the chain, its had 2 puntures but other than that its a workhorse, I plan to get it a service as I want to hopfully use it in September for a charity ride.
  8. rivers

    rivers Senior Member

    I just started commuting again this week. Before I moved to central Bristol, my commute to Bath was about 7 miles each way. It's now 11 or 16 depending which route I take. Since the A4 scares me a bit, it's 16 down the railway path. I'm slow, and that's okay. It took me about 1 hr 20 today with a couple of rest breaks along the way.
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  9. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    CS 2 and CS 3
    I can't blame you for being worried about dodgy roads.There are some I avoid myself.
  10. TrishnBonnie

    TrishnBonnie Senior Member

    My commute at the moment is 2 miles from the station where I leave my bike to work but I'm wanting to ride in and leave out the train bit of the journey. Google says it's 11 miles but the roads are busy so I'm a bit nervous about it. I'm going to buy a map this morning but if anyone knows the area and an easy way please I go to work in Lincoln from my mum's, as she has Bonnie while I work, she lives in metheringham.

    I've cycled with the trailer from Newark to metheringham using route 64 and then the water railway path route 1 to almost bardney so avoided traffic for most of the way. Once I left the Sustrans route I was on a quiet road for a while then a road used by lots of lorries that go that way to avoid a low bridge which was scarey :smile:
  11. h1udd

    h1udd Active Member

    3 miles downhill in and 3 miles uphill home ..... It's just not long enough, I have started doing detours on the way home to add more smiles
  12. jade1981

    jade1981 Member

    South London
    My commute is just over 6 miles each way but i have an electric bike now which i love! wondering if anyone else commutes on an electric bike? here's mine: https://www.a2bshop.co.uk/Kuo
  13. Kominic

    Kominic Regular

    4 to 5 miles to work. Stretch it out to 20 home.
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  14. r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    I do 200km a week, I commute 3 out of 5 days.
  15. beany_bot

    beany_bot Senior Member

    Is this poll asking for a return trip length or one way?