how far do you commute?

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

  1. <1 mile

    24 vote(s)
  2. 1-5 miles

    261 vote(s)
  3. 6-10 miles

    323 vote(s)
  4. 11-15 miles

    254 vote(s)
  5. 16-20 miles

    149 vote(s)
  6. >20 miles

    224 vote(s)
  1. prawny

    prawny Active Member

    Cannock Chase
    Just under 20 miles each way, 5 days a week.

    It's costing me a small fortune in fig rolls.
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  2. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    That must be costing you a small fortune in toilet paper. :whistle:

    Mine's still the same as it's been for about 6 years, about 18.5 miles each way for 5 days a week, and with lots of hill climbing. I'm so used to it now, though, that I don't eat more to compensate.
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  3. prawny

    prawny Active Member

    Cannock Chase
    I need to get to the stage where I don't feel the need to eat more, it's been just under a year this stint of commuting, not there yet, but getting better.
  4. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    You can tell, just by looking at your picture.:laugh:
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  5. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    Another change of job means I will be going from a 25 mile each way drive (on unsafe to cycle, IMO, roads) to a 0.9 mile cycle commute! Looking forward to not wasting 90 minutes per day just getting to and from work, not to mention the stress and expense involved.
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  6. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    The North
    16 hilly miles round trip
  7. KnackeredBike

    KnackeredBike I do my own stunts

    Currently 10.5 miles but I'm looking at changing job which will be 21.5 miles. I'm both looking forward to this and apprehensive at the same time as one route would take me almost past my current job, so when it's pishing it down with rain I'll undoubtedly be thinking "if I was still working for the NHS I'd be here by now"...

    Enough people already say "from Didcot?!" when I tell them where I cycle from currently so god knows what people will say at double the distance...
  8. JohnnyRoyal

    JohnnyRoyal Well-Known Member

    Mine is a 7.9 miles each way. However I work shifts so sometimes I ride in the rush hour or I am riding home at midnight! the roads are much better then^_^
  9. Icarus

    Icarus Member

    10 miles each way. Flat along the river towpath past Chiswick and up through Putney - beautiful ride.
  10. It's been 20miles a day this week on average of very slow active recovery miles this week for me.
  11. Dreamer21

    Dreamer21 Active Member

    Do you take anything for recovery?
  12. They were recovery paced commutes and other than my tea nothing was needed. Had off site meetings the next week and only managed 41 miles plenty of rest days and plenty of recovery in between commutes.
    With the weather supposedly getting better I'll up the intensity of some and may take something for recovery after (raid the local shop for a milk shake and food :okay:). That was the plan tonight but I got caught in a lightning storm and forgo the shop :rain:
  13. Changed my vote.

    Now commuting about 14.5km each way.
  14. waldiman

    waldiman Active Member

    Finally decided to do the commute. 6.5 miles each way. Majority is over two canals, so not much traffic to deal with.
  15. FortuitousFluke

    FortuitousFluke Active Member

    Just moved jobs so I've gone from 8 miles each way Cambourne to Cambridge, to 10-12 miles (dependent on route) from Cambourne to St Neots station, and then about 3.5 miles from Kings Cross to Tower Bridge on the glorious Boris Bikes. I actually quite like it, first leg is nicer than my previous commute, better scenery, and I'm pretty nosey so riding through the City and across London Bridge every day is quite interesting too. Ask me again in January though!
    Last edited: 12 May 2017
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