So in February 2011 I pulled an old bike from under the ‘stuff in the garage’ and did the ‘never in a month of Sundays’ ride to work.
Ten years later, this is now my 11th winter riding to work in and out of Leicester.
I now only ride 15 miles a day = ~3000 miles a year. (I used to ride 18 miles a day. My current ride’s a tad shorter than my previous employer)
I tracked it in 2017, just for the record; 96 miles a week.
It’s now been four years, and more than 12,000 miles since I switched to my delightful Gazelle Ultimate S8.
It’s been more than ten years riding a bike to work daily. That’s more than 30,000 miles, and I’m approaching my eleventh winter, brrrrr!
I started riding a bike back in 2011 – a lot’s changed since then.
So much has been learnt and unlearnt that I would not know where to start. Mindsets have changed since 2011 (sadly the cycle infrastructure has not!). You can see posts, from my dalliances with ‘the media’ to Bike Books here: #bike
- Back in August 2012 I considered Another way. “poor, fractured, token cycle lanes”
- In November 2013 I was asked by the BBC “Did I think cycle infrastructure was a good idea?”
- In April 2014 – we clocked about 9000 miles .
- In March 2015 saw 4 years of bike instead of car.
- In 2016 I had a break from the commute but two wheels …
- In September 2016 I started a new route that’s more than 94% off main roads
- I guess my post from May 2018 was my last recap: Just a Person on a Bike
Just for the record, here’s the main section of my homeward commute this week. (Nov 2021)
In comparison here’s the autumn in 2017