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spatt77spatt77 Posts: 322
edited June 2018 in Commuting general
Hi, I`ve got the chance to commute to work but its only going to be 6 miles each way, 6 days a week, just wondering if its really worth it and if so what are the potential benefits? I`m already pretty fit and average about 180 miles a week. Any advice would be welcome.
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  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,038
    Mine is only 2.5 miles ew... saves 25 minutes of time spent either walking or sat in a car punching the windscreen.
  • spatt77spatt77 Posts: 322
    Hi, well there is the cost saving, but i`ve talked to a few guys that reckon you get much stronger after a couple of months of commuting but not sure my short commute will have the desired effect!
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    So just ride it for fun...
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  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,039
    Just do it by bike.
    What other way would you be doing it? Car? Short journeys like that a car doesn't have time to warm up properly, and you just accelerate damage to the vehicle.
    That, and adding to congestion and air pollution problems while doing so.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 19,971
    If you want to ride further than 6 miles sometimes, ride further. Mine's only 8 miles and I get a benefit from it. Beats sitting on a train as well.
  • spatt77spatt77 Posts: 322
    Well I might burn up a 1000 calories extra a day so that`s got to be worth it eh! Could do with losing a bit of timber! My morning ride will be fasted so could be a good fat burner :D
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    The shortest way for me to work is 8.3 miles but now I'm doing 10 regularly and that involves a slight detour cause finishing on 9.9 bugs the hell out of me.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • HamishDHamishD Posts: 538
    spatt77 wrote:
    Well I might burn up a 1000 calories extra a day so that`s got to be worth it eh! Could do with losing a bit of timber! My morning ride will be fasted so could be a good fat burner :D

    12 miles a day is nowhere near 1000 calories, more like 4-500 - sorry!. Just enjoy the ride. You don't need to lycra up either, you're just going to work.
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,161
    HamishD wrote:
    spatt77 wrote:
    Well I might burn up a 1000 calories extra a day so that`s got to be worth it eh! Could do with losing a bit of timber! My morning ride will be fasted so could be a good fat burner :D

    12 miles a day is nowhere near 1000 calories, more like 4-500 - sorry!. Just enjoy the ride. You don't need to lycra up either, you're just going to work.

    fairly sure I don't burn 1000 calories for 24 miles a day, possibly a 400 ish, I ride fairly sedately in civies as long as its not hot its sweat free, and less than walking!

    looking at others what I loose in speed i probably gain in not changing. and hassle factor.
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