Is Mike Batley Britain’s furthest-travelling cycle commuter?

Scottish cycle commuter has travelled the equivalent of 1.6 times around the world in the past 15 years

Think your cycle commuting is impressive? As impressive as one man who has cycled a round trip of 33 miles to work for the last 15 years? If so, let us know.

Because one Scottish enthusiast has ridden his bike the equivalent of 1.6 times around the world since he first started cycling to work in 1998.

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Mike Batley, 54, rides from Pumpherston, West Lothian, to Shotts, North Lanarkshire three days a week and has since clocked up over 40,000 miles.

He says that leaving his car at home has saved him nearly £7,000 in fuel costs and helped him burn 3.7 million calories.

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He told the Edinburgh Reporter: “Cycling to work is one of the simplest ways people can keep fit and healthy. My daily cycle gives me a great work-out and really kick-starts my day both physically and mentally.”

Mike’s incredible feat comes a week after we reported that British cyclists travelled the equivalent of 25 times between London and Sydney during the September National Cycle to Work Day.