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    So I'm getting a bike next week to cycle through part of my journey to school. Anyone else cycle to school, and what are the pros/cons?
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    pro more freedom/speed to walking
    con could get runover

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    You should totally go for it!
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    I cycle to uni. It's great. Careful on the road. Motorists LOVE to overtake dangerously close to you because waiting for 10 - 30 seconds is just too much for some people, they'd risk killing you instead. Don't get me started on buses.

    Happy cycling.
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    I cycle to uni. It's great. Careful on the road. Motorists LOVE to overtake dangerously close to you because waiting for 10 - 30 seconds is just too much for some people, they'd risk killing you instead. Don't get me started on buses.

    Happy cycling.
    Taking your bike on buses, or buses overtaking you?
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    (Original post by UDZ)
    Taking your bike on buses, or buses overtaking you?
    Buses over taking me.
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    um yeah and leave the bike in school for mini chavs to wreck it?
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    My mom thinks it's dangerous cuz I'll be riding on the road
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    I did it for a few years but then stopped because it wasn't worth it. I saved maybe 5 minutes over walking and had the hassle of dealing with busy roads, locking a bike away, etc. If you live further away from your school so there's actually an advantage in cycling then it probably is worth it, though.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    I did it for a few years but then stopped because it wasn't worth it. I saved maybe 5 minutes over walking and had the hassle of dealing with busy roads, locking a bike away, etc. If you live further away from your school so there's actually an advantage in cycling then it probably is worth it, though.
    It would be a massive advantage. 20 minutes cycling would be at least 40 minutes walking.
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    (Original post by UDZ)
    It would be a massive advantage. 20 minutes cycling would be at least 40 minutes walking.
    Well then yeah, it's probably a good idea. Just make sure you understand the rules of the road and maybe choose a route that minimises your time on main roads.
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    I cycle, took me just over 21 mins at 7 miles today. I'm quite good at it; I go 20mph which is quicker than cars factoring in traffic.
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    That's a good idea. Cycling to school will motivate you to work harder in school so that you can get a good job when you're older - that way you can afford a car and wont ever have to cycle again
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    I cycled to school everyday from Year 5 to Year 13

    It's fun, go for it!
    Pros:You get to school quicker than walking.
    Cons: It can be a bit slippy on icy roads, but you don't have to worry about that now.
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    I would if it wasn't for my stupid kilt...
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    I would if it wasn't for my stupid kilt...
    Lol many girls cycle
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    (Original post by Pablo Picasso)
    Lol many girls cycle
    It wouldn't even be too bad if it were a skirt. But, with a kilt, it wouldn't take long for the world to face my rear end.
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    (Original post by UDZ)
    So I'm getting a bike next week to cycle through part of my journey to school. Anyone else cycle to school, and what are the pros/cons?
    M or F? You'd be sweaty n stinky once you get to school no doubt but healthier & fitter

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    I'm male. The sweat and smell is something I can deal with. I'll only be cycling for 20 minutes too.


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    Depends on the route in. Its a big advantage for time and health if you do it. Not so nice if it rains. If its safe then do it imo.
 
 
 
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