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How far is your commute to work?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The_One, 13 Nov 2017.

  1. Cleisthenes


    Joined: 29 Jul 2013

    Posts: 8,166

    You must pretty much commute from the midlands to London every day, where about do you live?
  2. CircleFaust


    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,452

    i'm surprised how many folk are travelling a good bit under 1hr
    seems my soon to be 1hr each way will be above average which makes me feel :(
  3. Telecaster


    Joined: 17 Jun 2012

    Posts: 5,775

    I'm a mobile worker so I don't have a base but I work nationally so it could be anything really, today was 2 hours there, do a day's graft and then 2 hours home.

    It grates sometimes, especially if I'm already really tired before I even set off for home, I do get a lot of eye strain headaches from all the driving, especially at this time of year with all the glare from driving in the dark most of the time.
  4. NewGamer11

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 May 2017

    Posts: 1,121

    Location: Aberdeen

    Is cycling not an option?
  5. miller745


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 581

    Location: Darlington

    0.4 miles from home to work, either cycle or walk it. Would probably be 0.2 miles if I could swipe in at the rear of the building.
  6. Vipernet


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,811

    Location: 2 doors down from Subo

    I started a job with an 80 mile round trip across the Forth Bridge everyday. Sitting in massive queues everyday and only seeing my kids for an hour each night before bed was really tiring, and I hated it a lot. I did it for 10 months until I was offered my current job which is only a 1 mile round trip! I erm...still drive there though, but I have asked Santa to get me a bike for Christmas!
  7. Dirk Diggler


    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 17,527

    I work offshore so my commute is literally 20 steps or 15 seconds. I don't miss the morning rat race one bit.
  8. CircleFaust


    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,452

    yeah it's harsh driving this time of year, constant glare from brake and headlights especially in heavy traffic and rain makes it worse when reflecting off all the droplets
  9. PiKe


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,275

    Location: Lake District

    I walk 8 minutes to my place of work.
  10. mattyg


    Joined: 17 Jun 2007

    Posts: 8,420

    About 7 steps. But then if I get called out it could be a 900 mile round trip. Or like this summer got called out for 1 night which turned into 7 weeks in Guildford.
  11. adam cool dude


    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,280

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    13 miles. Takes 15-20 minutes. Pretty much a straight piece of road on the A16. I did it in 10 once when I worked night shift although looking back it was a silly thing to do as if I had been caught it wouldn't have been a good outcome.
    Last edited: 16 Nov 2017
  12. postbox


    Joined: 14 Mar 2012

    Posts: 562

    19 miles - 30 mins max. I can't complain as there's hardly any traffic and although I have tractors to deal with 9 months of the year, there's plenty of places to overtake. I used to deal with M6 Birmingham centre everyday, where I could feel the anxiety building before I even got in the car.
  13. GravyMonster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,580

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    19 miles, 20-30 minutes usually, depending on how many retards are doing 60 in the outside lane of the A421.
  14. photoshop


    Joined: 7 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,564

    Takes anywhere between 1hr 15min to 1hr 30min
  15. sniperone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Dec 2009

    Posts: 1,419

    Location: Essex . UK

    7.3 miles each way and i ride it in all weather .Takes me around 40 mins each way
  16. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,839

    Location: Brighton

    About a 25 mile round trip, 1h20-1h30 each way (walk and bus). I need a new job.
  17. BigT


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,343

    Location: UK

    Out near the Channel Tunnel. As the crow flies I think I'm closer to France than my office.
  18. the_piper


    Joined: 20 Sep 2017

    Posts: 12

    Location: LDN

    I recently started a job which is a one and a half hour drive from my house, 40 minutes of which is M25.
    I have been doing it 2 months and I am already sick of it but I will have to cope for at least another 10 months. Not ideal, but the job is worth it...
  19. byeo


    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 2,688

    Location: South Yorkshire

    It's exactly 7.2 miles from my house to office but I'f I'm staying at my girlfriends then it's a 39.4 mile commute up the M1.
  20. BigRazer93


    Joined: 24 Aug 2009

    Posts: 2,925

    6.2 miles takes me 15 minutes.