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How far do you commute?

Discussion in 'Polls / Surveys' started by CheKmx, Jul 20, 2010.

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How far do you commute by electric bike (round trip)?

  1. < 5 miles

    12 vote(s)
    12.4%
  2. 5 - 10 miles

    20 vote(s)
    20.6%
  3. 10 - 15 miles

    24 vote(s)
    24.7%
  4. 15 - 20 miles

    11 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. 20 - 30 miles

    18 vote(s)
    18.6%
  6. 30 - 40 miles

    9 vote(s)
    9.3%
  7. 40 - 50 miles

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  8. > 50 miles

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
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    CheKmx

    CheKmx Just Joined

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    If you commute by electric bike how far do you go round trip? My previous commute was 10 miles but that's upped to 34 Miles now.
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    Bob_about

    Bob_about Just Joined

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    Location:
    Warks/Glos Border
    37 miles

    Having spent years driving to and from the office covering 20 miles each way I planned earlier this year to switch to using an ebike and beleived I would be covering 200 miles a week doing just that.

    Reality has been a little different;

    First I managed to find a "quieter" route which actually worked out a little shorter at only 18.5 miles.

    Second - I had not factored in how many days I dont actually go to the office, how often I link my office commute to other journeys further afield, how often I need to carry equipment from a to b, and the occasions I need to take passengers. I have now managed to get a better grip on this and am generally averaging 3 or 4 days a week ebike commuting and use the car 1 day if necessary. Hoping to sell off one of the cars in a bit as car miles have seriously dropped off in the last few weeks.

    Tommorow I will pass the 2000 miles mark since March this year!

    Loved every mile, including the few (surprisingly few) in the rain.

    All the best

    Bob_about
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    simonbarnett

    simonbarnett Just Joined

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    Location:
    West Hampstead, NW London
    12 mile round trip about 3 days eah week across London to the City and back.
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    DebbieAC1

    DebbieAC1 Just Joined

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    21 Miles

    I do 21 miles round trip 5 days a week, and its quicker than getting the 2 buses I used to get as there is no waiting around,.
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    Sofaloafer

    Sofaloafer Just Joined

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    22 miles

    North Finchley to Lambeth and back...down Highgate Hill in the morning and back up it in the evening...thank god for electricity and my Cytronex Capo Flatbar. I hope Boris starts resurfacing the bike lanes soon!
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    timidtom

    timidtom Finding my (electric) wheels

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    Location:
    Cheshire
    Not really a commute as such, with an unwelcome association with work, but our favourite jaunt to Tatton Park (excellent cake shop ...) through the Cheshire lanes averages about 22 miles for the round trip. Journey back may take a little longer than the trip out - can't think why!
    Tom.:(
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    kitchenman

    kitchenman Pedelecer

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    Location:
    Alton, Hants
    30.8 miles. Route 23 Alton to/from basingstoke
    I'm keeping a spreadsheet of all my trips!
    Trrying to break 50 mins but that damn wind keeps blowing although this morning was pretty calm and I was close to my pb (50:42)
    :)
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    dilus

    dilus Just Joined

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    Just a short trip from Barford to Warwick (8 miles round trip) two routes, 1 flat, 1 with three hills, decide which according to how hard a day I have had and if I need the shop on the way home :)
    Manage 3 trips before re charging, might try a whole week as a test sometime.

    Powabyke 6 speed Eurobike
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    jasono

    jasono Finding my (electric) wheels

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    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Mountsorrel to loughborough. 16 miles round trip, including a couple of reasonable hills!
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2010
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    morphix

    morphix Pedelecer

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    Worcestershire
    I don't commute as such, as I run a business and work from home..but I do travel daily to the Post sorting office on my bike, which is about 5 miles round trip. Takes me about 25 minutes..but would be a lot longer without power!!
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    yselmike

    yselmike Just Joined

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    39km round trip Purmerend to Amsterdam
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    Sacko

    Sacko Finding my (electric) wheels

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    Currently 21 mile round trip with various hill, but only ever done it un-assisted on my Trek 1.5 road bike.

    Putting together another bike to get me past this hill ideally (pic shows the first part of it).

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    Giant XTC
    Bafang 36v 500w
    KU123
    12s Lipo @ 44v 10ah

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