One of the best ways to get good base miles in, is to commute. I commuted all of the last school year, only missing a max of 10 days due to weather/illness/cba syndrome. Cycling to sixth is pretty much the same as cycling to work in many ways, although there is one major difference with sixth form.
At college, we don’t have a space where we can leave a few days supply of clothes, meaning that we have to take our clothes in that morning, every morning for a week. I know a few commuters do the same, but alot of sixth forms don’t provide lockers for us, and we don’t have an office as such to leave them in.
I also have to cycle past many of my classmates whilst going into college, get quite a few funny remarks. It’s not like a job where you have to cycle past maybe 2 or 3 of your colleagues in the street, I have to cycle past pretty much every one of my classmates due to there only being one road from the major bus stops in Nottingham, to the college. And we all know some teenagers are hormonal, hense alot of sexual remarks about lycra. Ok off girls, but guys… Not so much so.
After you’ve got changed, you’ve got to put your sweaty clothes into your bag. If they are wet, you cannot dry them out. You have to open your bag to find some sweaty clothes atleast twice a lesson aswell.
I am the only one with a road bike at college, and there are alot of Bso’s at the cycle racks, locked up with cheap cable locks, not d-locks. This means, if the wind blows, their bike falls right over onto mine. Not ideal.
I am not cycling into college at the moment, as I don’t fancy leaving my bike outside all day. I will be buying a hack soon. Till then, cycling to my dads work, then walking the 3 miles to my college.
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