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Archive for January 30th, 2014

Posted January 30, 2014
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The A205 is an awful collection of road across South London. I used to live in Wandsworth and work in Lee. This meant a bicycle commute of exactly 10 miles (16km). There and back was 20 miles (32km). A week’s commuting meant 100 miles (160km). A 37-week school year gave 3700 miles (5920km). Seven years of that means a total ride of 25900 miles (about 41440km).  The equatorial circumference of the Earth is about 24900 miles (40075km).

I didn’t really ride around the world. I just did the distance on the South Circular. Instead of Iranian bandits or the risk of dying of thirst in the Gobi desert, I was relentlessly hit by white vans. And a bus.

I would also like to place on record that over a ten-mile course, I am faster on my bicycle than a Ferrari 360 (if the course is the westbound A205 at 6pm on a weekday).

Greenwich Park. Not far from the South Circular.

Greenwich Park. Not far from the South Circular.

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