So how far do you ride to work/uni/whatever you do each day?

So how far do you ride to work/uni/whatever you do each day?

Postby greeny23 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:33 pm

I do a 13km ride each way to uni 4 times a week. Wareemba to Surry Hills.

How long is your daily commute and where does it start/end?
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Postby Sydguy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:43 pm

Rhodes to Sydney CBD days a week, about 18 to 19kms each way depending on route.

Some days I'll hit up training in SOP, or go to work via Bondi for hills.

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Postby rogan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:01 pm

I do about 60 km per day, I don't go the direct route. Not every day ~2-3 times per week.

The biggest commute I ever heard of was a former National level rider, who was going from the Southern Highlands to western Sydney, return trip, about 240 km per day. He didn't do it every day, but he did it regularly.
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Postby hannos » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:03 pm

rogan wrote:
The biggest commute I ever heard of was a former National level rider, who was going from the Southern Highlands to western Sydney, return trip, about 240 km per day. He didn't do it every day, but he did it regularly.



that's pretty big.
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Postby gretaboy » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:56 am

I do 45 k's each way and do it for 4 days a week normally, the minimum is 3 days a week

takes me roughly an hour and half each way, give or take a few minutes

am up in the Hunter region and ride into Newcastle
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Postby simonn » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:25 am

24km each way. Pretty much every day.
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Postby l45er » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:00 pm

Moore Park -> Sydney Olympic Park around 3-4 times a week for work. About 19km each way. Takes around 35-40minutes.
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Postby westab » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:10 pm

Doonside to Blacktown nearly every work day - 9km each way - I do wish it was further and sometimes make it further with a long detour if time allows.

I do try to ride everywhere else I go and make trips in the car the exception not the rule.
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Postby trailgumby » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:19 am

Used to be 60km a day round trip with hills, but have changed roles for a period of time and point-to-point is about 38km.

I'm looking for options to lengthen the route with hill repeats etc, have managed to get it up to 25km with soem hill repeats.

Don't ride every day, I need to leave some in the tank for longer weekend training rides.
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Postby Brownster » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:14 pm

80km round trip from Hills area to Glebe using Victoria Rd. Loving the new painted bus / bike lanes !!!
Usually twice a week.
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Postby hartleymartin » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:16 am

These days it is about a 150m round trip and I don't usually ride. Sometimes I get the bike out and ride around the campus just for fun.
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Postby NhiTrac » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:58 am

70km round trip per day. At least 3 to 4 times a week.
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Postby MREJ » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:16 am

60k round trip, once a week or twice if I can organise for that. East Hills to Sydney CBD. Sometimes do LACC laps in the morning instead.
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Postby DavidS » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:48 pm

Work/Uni - same thing!

I have now decided the round trip in winter will be just under 36KM, in summer I do about 37.5KM. Different route as I use more of the bike path in winter when it is dark. I could do it in 25KM but take a longer route, this serves me well if I'm running late as I can just go direct instead.

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Postby Tornado » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:28 am

17km both ways to work. Twice to three times a week
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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:01 pm

It varies as I drop and add extra train legs and do a fair bit of wandering as the mood takes me.

However I do keep it all on the trip meter which tells me that from start of year to this morning I have done 2,079km.

So, for this year, a very satisfying 20km a day seven days a week I usually do not do much or any on Saturday so maybe 23.5km a riding day.

I continue riding every work day without fail all year come rain or shine though the distances will come down a fair bit for about five months of winter.
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Postby Alycat » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:30 pm

Monday 50k
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Wednesday 50k
Thursday 50k
Friday 100k

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Postby greeny23 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:32 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:It varies as I drop and add extra train legs and do a fair bit of wandering as the mood takes me.

However I do keep it all on the trip meter which tells me that from start of year to this morning I have done 2,079km.

So, for this year, a very satisfying 20km a day seven days a week I usually do not do much or any on Saturday so maybe 23.5km a riding day.

I continue riding every work day without fail all year come rain or shine though the distances will come down a fair bit for about five months of winter.


me and my singlespeed have only done 270km.. :(
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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:44 pm

greeny23 wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:It varies as I drop and add extra train legs and do a fair bit of wandering as the mood takes me.

However I do keep it all on the trip meter which tells me that from start of year to this morning I have done 2,079km.

So, for this year, a very satisfying 20km a day seven days a week I usually do not do much or any on Saturday so maybe 23.5km a riding day.

I continue riding every work day without fail all year come rain or shine though the distances will come down a fair bit for about five months of winter.


me and my singlespeed have only done 270km.. :(

The trick is to book a trip on the indian pacific and then ride up and down the aisle for an hour or two. You get to cover several hundred kms at an average speed of, say, 100kph! :mrgreen: Take some rollers and do the whole distance and then you can say you rode to Adelaide or Kalgoorlie or whatever.
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Postby simonr23 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:52 pm

the ride to work is 15km each way. i only tend to ride once a week though.
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Postby elStado » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:25 pm

About 9.8km door to lockers most days, or 1.2km to the train station if my knees are playing up.. :(
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Postby gautamap » Mon May 14, 2012 7:24 pm

I ride 10km each way 3 times a week from Chatswood to Macquarie uni
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Postby matt_h1 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:22 pm

I ride three days a week, 12-13Km each way, All on road between Marrickville and King St Wharf, I could do it in about 9, but I prefer to take the safer route up through Lilyfield and Pyrmont rather than the hellstorm that is King St and riding through the city.

Hoping to do four days a week, but I think I need a different seat, I'm pretty 198cm tall and solidly built, so the narrow seat isn't doing me any favours.
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Postby bmxbandito » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:58 pm

90 ks round trip 3 or 4 times a week.Penrith to Camden & back again after ripping people off & overcharging for repairs all day working in a bike shop.Dont need to train anymore just ride to & from work.
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Postby stickgc » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:10 am

bmxbandito wrote:90 ks round trip 3 or 4 times a week.Penrith to Camden & back again after ripping people off & overcharging for repairs all day working in a bike shop.Dont need to train anymore just ride to & from work.

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