I’ve been working recently in Bristol, which is about an hour and a half journey. I cycle to the station, lock up my bike and then walk from Templemeads Station.
This does have a good side. It’s better than driving a car and I have been reading more books.
However on some fridays I’ve found a better way to get home. On some loverly summer evenings I take the bike to work and then cycle back, over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, cross the Mendips at Cheddar Gorge, across the Somerset levels to Taunton and up into the Blackdown Hills and home.
This takes 5 hours instead of 90 minutes but it’s much superior.
Initially there is a lot of rush hour traffic but as I leave the city behind this thins out and it’s just a series of calm small villages.
The roads are varied with a few terrible lanes but mainly good.
Practical tips: take two 1 litre water bottles and a sandwich