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    2.2 mile round trip to work and I have to pay my own travel costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    2.2 mile round trip to work and I have to pay my own travel costs.
    You drive 1.1 miles to work and then 1.1 miles back again?! Walk or cycle instead!!

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    I drove 30 miles each way for almost a year (this was crawling along the M25 and M4 each morning so took 90 minutes) and it really took it out of me. It was worth it for the job but I wouldn't rush to do it again

    Now got a half hour commute on the train which suits me a lot better

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    INTERESTING FACT....

    If your self employed, you can claim travel expenses against you self assessment. Most of us know this...

    And for a Motor car it's 45P per mile.


    But for a pedal cycle it's 25P per mile!!!


    I walk when I can, it's 1.6 Miles and clears my head..

    Rob

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    I used to do commutes roughly of that length - its a pain in the winter and also a pain if your workplace is sociable and likes to go for a drink - as you have to stay on the soft drinks or crash at somebodys house - neither much fun in the long run.

    If you do go for it - I'd strongly suggest you investigate going LPG - it'll save you a fortune and make your trip even more lucrative - Prins Autogas UK or similar

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    My current commute is just under a mile and in summer I always use the car... I do have a good excuse though. Yesterday at 6:45am when I left home it was 35C, by the time I came home at 3pm it was 49C. Not pleasant or sensible to be walking around in those temps!
    Way back I used to have a 3 bus commute that took between 1:45 and 2 hours each way. Eventually started biking it which was quicker! Just not pleasant in bad weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazza View Post
    You drive 1.1 miles to work and then 1.1 miles back again?! Walk or cycle instead!!
    What? With my feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    2.2 mile round trip to work and I have to pay my own travel costs.
    See even I would walk that and I take any opportunity to be lazy. I probably wouldn't even bother with the hassle of riding a bike over that tiny a distance. I used to walk a mile home from the bus stop on my evening commute (the bus used to go a different route in the evening) and it's barely worth the risk of having the bike nicked.

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    My commute is a 20 mile round trip and when my car was broken I decided to try and bike it, did this for most of last year and never felt better, fixed my car and haven't cycled since lol. In my defence the weather has been rubbish this summer. I really need to get back on my bike though as felt alot more alert and awake by the time I got to work. Was saving £20+ a week in fuel too. I'd love to find a job within walking distance though just not at a school.

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