i am thinking of aplying for a new job, only catch is it is 60 miles away from where i live. (1 hour and a half drive).
so just wondered, how long it takes others to get to work, and does anyone else travel for this time/this far.
No conclusions will be drawn from this postm it is just a bit of friendly discussion.
I am 5 mins by car from where I work and should probably walk in.
I travel 25 miles and it takes me on average 40 minutes. Been doing the same journey for 13 years now.
Back in the mid 90s I had a 50 mile journey and that used to be knackering after a busy day.
Most days, Derby -> middle of nowhere, about 17 miles but mostly on A roads - 30 minutes or less out of rush hour, up to an hour in it. Few days a week it's Barnsley -> same middle of nowhere which is about 50 miles, less than an hour on a good run, up to 2 in rubbish motorway traffic.
One job is 5 mins by car, the other 15. Probably should cycle but there are big hills and no safe road between them.
mrwITch has been doing a 90 min minimum commute for several years and it is slowly killing him. He manages to keep it a quick as poss by starting off at 6am and leaving work at 4.30. If he had to do it in the rush hours then it would take at least 2 hours and probably more.
My advice is - if the job is brilliant, then do it, but otherwise think very carefully. A long commute can really wear you down.
2 miles from home to work for me. Cycle most days.
About 3 miles to my closest school and 5 miles to my furthest. ABout 10 minuutes in the car. I can't cycle or walk as I take all my tools, spares etc.. with me
Only 12 miles, outskirts of Southampton to Winchester. Saturday morning 20 mins, Monday morning or Friday evening 50 (by Mway, there are alternatives of slightly further but 40 mins) and if some dolt of a Reptile has done something stupid in the fast lane it can be over an hour. 40 mins home after a long day wears me out.
Three minutes walk to either of the 2 schools I support!
Eight minutes by car, twenty minutes cycling (thirty if I take the scenic route), only go by car when I have to (oversleep).
I do know various people who commute around the same distance as you're planning to, so it does happen. All depends where you'll be commuting though and whether the increase in salary offsets not only the extra cost, but also the extra time you'll be spending.
~40mins for me - around 18miles but long streches of 30 that should be 50/60.
12 miles, cycled a couple of times but other half moaned it was too dangerous!
Roughly 5 minutes for me, on foot. Live about 1km from school.
My boss drives about 40 miles into work each day, so not quite as far as you propose for yourself, but it would make me question the home/work balance, as how much time would you have to yourself each day if you spent 3 hours driving...
Last edited by localzuk; 13th September 2010 at 09:03 AM.
About 7 mile for me, but as I don't drive it takes about an hour on public transport. Time to get fit and start cycling in I think!
Well I might have the shortest journey of you all!
200yds and a slow walk takes five mins lol.
I used to do 60/100,000 miles a year all over the UK. Well glad those days are over.
Witch mine isn't even worth getting the bike out for! lol
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