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Aoife Glass

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First Cycle Commute Attempt = Success!

Map showing Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare
My route goes from Weston-Super-Mare (bottom left) to Bristol (top right)

The other week I mentioned I was going to try and start cycling in to work this year. Well, on Monday I made my first attempt and yes, I made it in the whole way!

It’s around 27 miles, which is a distance I do fairly often but not yet regularly enough. However, this route is a bit hillier than my usual bimble around the Somerset levels, plus I had two laden pannierĀ bags. I also decided to to take my time and not rush as I wasn’t sure of the route, and I didn’t want to completely knacker myself for a days work afterwards.

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New Kit for Commuting

Aoife Glass road cycling seaside
If I’m lucky, I’ll be able to get a tiny bit of seaside riding in on my commute too

From next week, I’m going to start commuting to work.

Well, that’s the plan anyway. In some ways this shouldn’t be such a big deal, as I’ve commuted to work for various jobs regularly over the last 6 years. What’s different is that I now live in Weston-Super-Mare, and I work in Bristol, so that’s going to be quite a commute. I’m estimating about 25 miles. It’s going to take some commitment.

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