Commuting: wasted miles?

Before I begin I would like you all to read the following prepared statement: Riding to and from work is a fantastic way to get and stay fit, it saves a lot of money and it's far better for the environment than driving the same distance

Commuting to work

I do it every weekday and would very much like my office to be further from home so I could do a little bit more of it. It's also, for many people, the only or certainly the best way to fit some exercise into a busy life style.

But unfortunately it has its limitations. From a coaching perspective there are three things about commuting that result in the sort of nagging tension headache that normally only comes from filling in tax returns or reading legal documents. The first is that it's so stagnant.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.