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Who's king of the commuters?

Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
edited April 2009 in Commuting chat
Here's one for you!

I intend to join the massed ranks of the commuting brethren this week and will (I hope) be making the 56 mile round trip at least twice a week (probably!), along the beautiful rolling hills of the Lincolnshire countryside.
I reckon this is a fairly "hefty" commute but I'm sure there a folk out there with a longer ride so........

What's your round-trip mileage?

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  • singlespeedexplosifsinglespeedexplosif Posts: 1,595
    edited March 2009
    why does it only go up to 30? It doesn't even include your own commute!
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    needs to go further - there are some right nutters on here :P
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Vote option added (oops!)
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  • Christophe3967Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    Just about 30 at the mo but hopefully will be adding a few RP circuits now the nights are drawing out... or might do a few Tuesday night races at Hillingdon, if I can get away from the office on time.
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,335
    About 35 miles straight there and back. I can easily extend it by quite a long way.
  • 23 miles as standard - but now also going to a lot of meetings during the day. on friday I did over 40. agree that the poll should allow votes up way further, I read an earlier thread and one guy claimed to be doing 35 miles EACH WAY.
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,408
    Mine (when I MTFU and start properly doing it) is 39 and a bit miles round trip, I'm planning to be managing at least 3 times a week by the end of summer, but bike failure and illness have hindered my training booooo!
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  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,147
    not as commute but while back had a 20 mile rount trip commute to one area with a good 30+ miles of riding from one area to the other etc so a good 50 miles but was spread out, over the day so fine.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    ok, anyone know how to add another option? (I need to change my sig, it's a little too applicable to me!)
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  • joblessjobless Posts: 29
    62 miles round trip.
    Fixed.
    I would vote but it doesn't go high enough.
    I do it twice a week all year round.
    And it takes 12 minutes (on average) longer than the same trip by car!
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,147
    my wifes commute is 4ish miles takes her at pottering speeds 20ish mins, by car out of rush hour takes 15/10 mins during rushhour 30mins normally but every now and then can be over a hour so that one could walk their faster, bus/trains have too many stops to be useful, as ever.
  • Eskimo427Eskimo427 Posts: 288
    32 miles round trip along an old railway line.
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    jobless wrote:
    62 miles round trip.
    Fixed.
    I would vote but it doesn't go high enough.
    I do it twice a week all year round.
    And it takes 12 minutes (on average) longer than the same trip by car!

    if you did it every day, then I'd be impressed :wink:

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  • blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
    17 or so through London Traffic, 5 days a week
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  • joblessjobless Posts: 29
    Clever Pun wrote:
    if you did it every day, then I'd be impressed :wink:
    The other days I do a 20mile round trip on a Brompton
    Sometimes I drive (not often)
    So it can make 180-odd commuting miles a week by bike.
    Then there is the racing and club rides at the weekend.
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    44 round trip for me, 4 days a week. Now the clocks have gone back and we have some light in the evenings I'll be extending my evening ride to 40ish (giving a total of 60-65 miles) 3 nights a week.
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Depends on which way I go!!

    6 miles direct each way (Fixed!)
    20 miles each way (Road bike) if I go via the old severn bridge crossing.
    36 miles each way (Road Bike) if I go via clevedon, Avonmouth, severn Bridge and Thornbury.

    The 36 miler is reserved for very sunny days, although I will do it all week (if it is sunny all week) as I don't have access to a car.....Anything shorted than 40 miles is done on the fixie.

    Part of the fun of cycle commuting is finding new places to roam and seeing new things - the mileage, just keeps the fitness hand in. Can also depend on hillage......and banana intake.
  • girv73girv73 Posts: 842
    18-20 mile round trip depending on route. It seems like I'm one of the less bonkers ones on here :lol:
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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    10-20 90% of the time, On my once a week long ride its normally 24 miles.
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  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    Shall we have a similar poll for total weekly mileage?

    My round trip is 30 miles which often leaves me with a total 120 miles for the week, I've yet to manage the full 150 mainly due to work commitments or wanting fresh legs to enjoy the weekend.
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    jobless wrote:
    Clever Pun wrote:
    if you did it every day, then I'd be impressed :wink:
    The other days I do a 20mile round trip on a Brompton
    Sometimes I drive (not often)
    So it can make 180-odd commuting miles a week by bike.
    Then there is the racing and club rides at the weekend.

    and and and :lol:

    sorry just made me chuckle... good work
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  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,197
    5 miles commute plus another 6 mile round trip daily to meet Mrs JW from work plus weekend rides - 20 miles average - around 70 miles a week 8)
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    most direct route for me is only 4 miles total! far too short :(

    I do the 2 mile each way one day a week,

    5.2 mile each way 2 days a week

    10.65 miles in, 2 miles home one day a week

    25 miles in (offroad), 2 miles home one day a week (starting this week with good weather)
    If offroad ride is missed I do the 5.2 each way instead, though that wont be often over the summer

    so yeah plumped for the 10-20 cat
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  • Benno68Benno68 Posts: 1,689
    20-22 miles round trip at least 3 times a week.
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    where's the 300mile+ option?

    :roll:
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Just about 30 at the mo but hopefully will be adding a few RP circuits now the nights are drawing out... or might do a few Tuesday night races at Hillingdon, if I can get away from the office on time.

    Ditto-ish. Just over 28 miles at the moment and want to put in a couple of extra laps twice or three times a week.
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    Need more poll options, so haven't voted. Mine is 41 - 44 miles round trip depending on the preferred route, currently 2 days a week due to school run but will rise to 3 maybe 4 in school hols.
  • risris Posts: 392
    24 miles round trip, using the A4 main road from bath to chippenham.

    usually 3days a week but with the weather improving i might increase this.
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