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OK, you have to do this regularly, it doesn't count if you have cycled to work once or cycled past your work on a weekend jaunt plus you have to cycle back the same day to where you started from. Also it has to be current, not 'back in the day'. It will be interesting to see if some of us cover the same route but have never met.

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 6 years ago
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Just over 2 miles each way, all downhill on the way in and all uphill on the way back

that's not very far, is it? I did do it on an Africabike for a while though, which is the equivalent of multiplying the distance by about five  1

still, with the first reply, i'm in the lead for now...  4 4

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Oli Pendrey [100 posts] 6 years ago
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9 miles each way. Only do it three times a week though.....and only for another 2 weeks as im moving house.

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CrispyDuck [30 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm doing 13 miles each way/day. Great route through richmond park, then hustling the traffic around the Kings rd, Buck palace and traffalgar sq.

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nathangoss [14 posts] 6 years ago
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10 miles each way for me, doing it 4-5 times a week. Quicker over exactly the same route than on a Vespa.

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John_the_Monkey [436 posts] 6 years ago
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13 miles each way currently.

ride every day 'cept for when it's icy.

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DaveP [412 posts] 6 years ago
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Mine's about 7 on the way to work and 5.5 on the way back..
Frequency? That depends on what's happening in the office, I try for three times in a week.

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ctznsmith [92 posts] 6 years ago
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Just over 2 miles currently, it will be further from my new house in August.

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Bevabrooks [1 post] 6 years ago
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13 miles each way. Quicker than by public transport + view lovely sights thru Richmond Park. Keeps me fit and, hopefully, trim too!

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the-yorkshire-p... [173 posts] 6 years ago
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17 each way for me, 3 times a week now the weather's improved - surbiton to tower hill via richmong park, putney, clapham, waterloo, london bridge.

North bank on the way home - some good views...

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osxboy [50 posts] 6 years ago
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Mon & Fri 18.5 miles each way

Tues, Thurs workbound = 13.75 miles, home bound = 18.5 miles

Wed = 8.5 miles each way (plus MTB night ride = 17 miles)

All commuting done on a SS Tricross running 45/16 gearing.

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cat1commuter [1418 posts] 6 years ago
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12 miles each way, five days a week, all year.

So far in 2009 I've used my car to commute twice. I had pulled a muscle in my calf, and wanted it to recover by the weekend when I had a ride planned!

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 6 years ago
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y'all should say hello to one another when you're riding through richmond park  1

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CrispyDuck [30 posts] 6 years ago
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Maybe the guys at Road.cc will give us some jerseys so we can spot each other...

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 6 years ago
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Damn we've run out, but we will be taking orders soon for another batch at a new recession-busting price!

My commute pretty much the same as Dave 'cept he lives a bit higher up the hill. I try to go home at lunchtime just to up the mileage and stop me getting fat

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Ian Crook [16 posts] 6 years ago
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About 11 miles each way 3- 4 times a week. Mostly fairly flat (up and down a bit of the A6) as I live out on the edge of the Lancashire Fylde and work in Preston. Not a bad ride but often a killer wind usually coming off the Irish Sea.

My colleague cycles a similar distance in from Blackburn. His route is almost the opposite direction to mine (compass wise) so usually when I get in to work knackered with a head wind all the way, he arrives like a rocket! I then pray that the wind doesn't change direction during the day.

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the-yorkshire-p... [173 posts] 6 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

y'all should say hello to one another when you're riding through richmond park  1

c'mon Dave, my lungs are already about to snap - talking's beyond me on a POWER commute!

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the-yorkshire-p... [173 posts] 6 years ago
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dave_atkinson wrote:

y'all should say hello to one another when you're riding through richmond park  1

c'mon Dave, my lungs are already about to snap - talking's beyond me on a POWER commute!

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ourmaninthenorth [81 posts] 6 years ago
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5 miles each way. Every day. Quicker than any other form of transport (car included).

Boring and has no discernible fitness benefit. I should head off in the opposite direction more often....

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TheHatter [770 posts] 6 years ago
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10 miles each way for me most days. I've gone back to the road recently as the cycle path (an old rail line) shakes my bones too much and dont get me started on the broken glass, dog walkers, hoodies....
despite the road adding another mile to the journey its still quicker as the surface allows me to ride a gear higher.

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TRs Blurb n Blog [199 posts] 6 years ago
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Can you put where you are travelling to and from please. Also, does anybody cycle in with another person or do you soldier on alone? I always sweated it out on a power commute, like the yorkshire pk ripper, but then again I never left myself enough time for a leisurely pedal. Anybody fancy a bike breakfast in London this week, after all it is bike week? I'll start another thread.

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dave atkinson [6142 posts] 6 years ago
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sounds like a breakfast picnic in richmond park might be fairly well attended, and it would give TR a decent workout  1

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TRs Blurb n Blog [199 posts] 6 years ago
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Richmond park is good for me (the train by my house goes there).

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Fringe [1047 posts] 6 years ago
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ive never measured my commute, but its from south Bristol to the beginings of north Bristol, so about 1.5 to 2 miles. 5 days a week, there and back. as for seeing people on my commute, its all taxi drivers (and later night/early morning clubbers on a sat morning) as im a postie, do get to ride a post bike up a hill as well, so as to get to first delivery point. so i reckon 20 miles in total all week.

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badbunny [71 posts] 6 years ago
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I't about 10 miles there and 10 miles back. I do that 3 days a week, the other 2 I car share, my car rarely leaves its parking space nowadays!

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Skardy [89 posts] 6 years ago
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In the summer I ride all the way in 2 or 3 times a week, 18 miles there & 19 miles home to avoid going straight up the steep hill! About 15 miles is along the Bath-Bristol cycle track which is very pleasant and traffic free.

Other days its a 2.5 mile ride straight downhill to the train station and then another mile or so ride the other end so a total of about 7 miles. Got a knackered old bike locked up at Bristol Temple Meads for the little jaunt to the office.

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dave6779 [34 posts] 6 years ago
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2.5 miles each way on the shortest route. I am at university so i usually have to do it more than once each way so it ends up around 8 miles a day, which is nice, not when it's cold though! It's really hilly where i live too so the way there is great but the way back with the wind and the hills, ouch. I've come from cycling in a place where the gradient is so small it's negligible so it took a while to adjust. By the Fringe, i think it's great posties get to ride bikes, i've seen the police and ambulance service doing it in the inner city doing it too, i'd do that job just for the cycling  4

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dave6779 [34 posts] 6 years ago
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Yeah i find cycling for me is much faster than the bus or car and it's healthy. It can get boring doing a shorter route every day, so i change my route, slightly, every month or so just to shake it up a bit.

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the-yorkshire-p... [173 posts] 6 years ago
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All I know is that I got absolutely drenched yesterday, but it made me power up Kingston Hill for the whole way the first time ever.

Rain sucks.

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voiplondon [5 posts] 6 years ago
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15 Miles each way, 2-3 times per week, but only for another 6 weeks as I move to Canada.

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SimpleSimon [112 posts] 6 years ago
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I work at home  2 so the commute is downstairs - time to get an office somewhere else!

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