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commute 10 miles +

Postby peter236uk » 7 Jan 2009, 9:58am

I know we have had this before however I am interested to find how many people cycle to work.

A, in excess of 10 miles each way
B, How many times a week.
C, All Year

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Postby Crazydave » 7 Jan 2009, 10:08am

I can answer B. The answer's every day. The answer to C is yes I do cycle all year. There is no such thing as bad clothing, just bad equipment. I would never skip riding because of rain (however heavy) or low temperatures. I might skip it for safety if there was too much snow on the roads, or gale force wind threatening to blow me off (though in the city they're always much less strong).

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Postby lauriematt » 7 Jan 2009, 10:09am

peter236uk wrote:I know we have had this before however I am interested to find how many people cycle to work.

A, in excess of 10 miles each way
B, How many times a week.
C, All Year


a - 10+miles each way to college / or 8+miles each way to work
b - 6days a week
c - ALL YEAR :(
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Postby peter236uk » 7 Jan 2009, 10:12am

I am going to plan to cycle from next week every day its around 12 miles each way which I do sometimes, also catch train in and cycle home but going to do the full monty.

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Postby lauriematt » 7 Jan 2009, 10:25am

peter236uk wrote:I am going to plan to cycle from next week every day its around 12 miles each way which I do sometimes, also catch train in and cycle home but going to do the full monty.


good luck!

just try to resist the lycra clad cyclist who whizzes past...

...i never can....and although legs start to feel dead towards the end of the week i still try to keep up with the lycra guy :lol:
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Postby York Commuter » 7 Jan 2009, 10:28am

peter

only 2 miles each way (typical "old-fashioned" intra-urban commute)

but daily (Mon to Fri) (exceptionally my wife drops me off in we are meeting in town)

all seasons of the year, irrespective of weather

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Postby Mick F » 7 Jan 2009, 11:28am

I don't commute any more, but when I did, I cycled 17 miles each way, 3 or 4 times a week, all year, for years and years.

I left full-time career employment in 1996.
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Postby 2Tubs » 7 Jan 2009, 12:18pm

My commute is 7 miles each way.

I'm going to add another 7 to the morning commute by finding a circular route in.

That should save me from my withdrawal symptoms since an office transfer dropped my mileage >;o)

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Postby PW » 7 Jan 2009, 12:19pm

I ride 4 miles out, 9 miles back (hilly!) then 4 miles out, 5 miles back, Monday to Friday, all year whenever the schools are operating.
Currently nursing a bruised knee, black ice at 20mph this morning :cry:
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Postby noonoosdad » 7 Jan 2009, 12:36pm

:D I do a round trip of 14 miles a day commuting to work. Have been doing this since January 2007 and carried on through the seasons. I agree with a previous poster, the only conditions which put a stop to this are severe snow/icy conditions and Gale force winds. Luckily where I live on the Wirral (North West), it's been a long time since we've endured any considerable falls of snow. This Christmas and New Year period have been somewhat of a challenge this year with plunging temperatures but having decent gear and the welcome addition of some Merino wool socks as an Xmas present, I have managed quite well.

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Postby Big T » 7 Jan 2009, 1:05pm

I used to cycle 21 miles each way to work in summer, 10 miles each way to the station in winter ( to catch train to work). I'd do this 4/5 times a week.

Nowadays my commute is only 6 miles and i do it most days, summer and winter.

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Postby Mick F » 7 Jan 2009, 1:41pm

PW wrote:Currently nursing a bruised knee, black ice at 20mph this morning :cry:


How's the bike?

I got a bruised knee, a hole in my tights and a scratched LH pedal in early Dec.
It's dangerous out there.
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Postby ianr1950 » 7 Jan 2009, 2:42pm

At the moment I am mainly doing turbo work in the week.

My 25 mile each way commute is on back roads and they are just too dodgy at this time of year.
I usually do it 2/3 times a week in the summer.

I went out on Sunday and managed about 4 miles and thought sod this and went back and then a few of us took the mountain bikes out in the afternoon and had a good 30 mile ride.

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Postby eileithyia » 7 Jan 2009, 7:00pm

36 miles round trip, though tends to be variable according to shift ( I take the car part way on lates, but that does mean I do some sort of cycle ride before work and often do in the region of 40 miles on those days), used to be 5 days a week, but is only 3 now as have cut my hours :lol:

Weather sometimes is a deterrent, mostly a combination of severe winds and rain, and other things do get in the way of the commute, ie going straight from work to a race on a Saturday afternoon etc.
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Postby jimbhoy » 7 Jan 2009, 7:22pm

Peter mine is 8 mls a day six days a week all year in all weather plus a couple of good runs at weekend.