Journey to Work

I am lucky to be have a variable distance option to work, depending on how far I take the train in the morning. If I’m tired, I have a six mile each way bike journey at the other end, if I’m not, my preferred route is 12 miles each way.

It’s a rural route…i.e. small country roads and a few miles of the National Cycle Network route 5.

NCN Route 5

NCN Route 5

Hopefully, over the coming months, I will use more of these routes that cover the country, as a means of exploring areas I’ve not been to before. Naturally it’s best to do this by bicycle — it’s the perfect vehicle for being able to take in your surroundings — like the plaintive cry of a buzzard this morning as it flew about 10 feet over my head.

But the bicycle also allows you to cover large mileages with a low impact on the planet — the carbon dioxide generated in the production and transportation of the food required by the bicyclist, per mile travelled, is less than 1/10th that generated by energy efficient cars. Now there’s food for thought 😉

NCN Route 5

NCN Route 5

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