Just these two last weeks have reminded me just how much I love cycling and how much I hate the train. Here's a comparison of the two modes of transport;
|Method||Door to door time||Cost||Benefits||Drawbacks|
|Bicycle||25 mins**||Free||Fitness/Health, reliable||Unpleasant in harsh weather|
* 15 min walk to station, 5 min wait for train, 15 min train journey, 10 min walk to office
** 7 miles
The benefits of cycling are highlighted every morning when I buy my train ticket and I think what else I could have spend my £4 on. Also, trains regularly get cancelled or delayed. This probably happens about once a week. It really makes my heart sink when I turn up at the station and I realise I'm not going to be home for hours, when if I had my bike I could be home in 30 minutes.
Roll on Spring when the weather and daylight become more favourable.