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Elizabeth25


Posts: 212
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #1
24-04-2008 10:41 AM

I know there are a lot of cyclists out there. But did anyone know today is Walk to Work Day?

http://www.walkingworks.org.uk/index.php

Now I do walk to FH station, then walk from London Bridge to St Paul's in a feeble effort to combat the effects of my chosen lifesytle of sitting-on-the-sofa-watching-Eastenders-while-drinking-wine.

But I wonder how long it would take to walk to the City from FH? I would say two hours.

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NewForester


Posts: 377
Joined: Feb 2008
Post: #2
24-04-2008 10:52 AM

It took me about 2 1/4 hours from Victoria on 7/7. It's 6.22 miles

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Londondrz


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #3
24-04-2008 11:29 AM

It is 5.1 miles from Bank to Forest Hill Sainsburys, that though is via back roads so I am sure there is a shorter route.

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jon14


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Joined: Sep 2007
Post: #4
24-04-2008 12:55 PM

Elizabeth25 Wrote:
But I wonder how long it would take to walk to the City from FH? I would say two hours.


The obvious thing to do would've been to walk to work this morning and set the stopwatch going...

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acer


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #5
24-04-2008 02:47 PM

This is a good link for walking routes/times:
http://www.walkit.com/mywalk.php?rblstar...n&direct=0

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MissD


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Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #6
24-04-2008 03:43 PM

WOW 91 minutes for the fast walkers under us...now I live in Sydenham but do the same as Elizabeth...walk from London Bridge to Barbican Thumbup
But 6.1 miles....Ohmy maybe it is a good idea to do at the end of the month when the salary is more then gone and cant afford a train ticket anymore Blush

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nork1


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Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #7
24-04-2008 03:58 PM

EVERY day is walk to work day! CP end of Lawrie Park Road to Lewisham (and usually back). 4.8 miles, just over an hour each way.

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MissD


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Post: #8
24-04-2008 04:06 PM

Brilliant!!!Thumbsup I wish I had the courage Smile

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nork1


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Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #9
24-04-2008 05:19 PM

I've been doing it since New Year. It was a bit daunting at first but once you put aside an hour (or 2 if you walk back) it just becomes part of the day.
It gets easier and it's a hell of a lot less stressful than being stuck in a mobile zoo (the 122) full of screaming schoolkids and morons blaring out c**p on their mobile phones.
An added bonus - I managed to lose a stone in the first 6 weeks too.

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brian


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Post: #10
26-04-2008 02:28 PM

Used to work 21 miles away so to be honest did not try to walk it. I am a great believer in walking where possible. Certainly would always walk up to 2 miles unless pouring down

Can I agree with Nork re buses at before and after school. They are a nightmare. I blame our former Mayor ( sorry am I jumping the gun ) . I often see kids go one or two stops thereby depriving paying clients of space on the bus.

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steveb


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #11
27-04-2008 11:40 AM

Last year I tried the 10,000m steps a day

The most surprising thing was how your mindset changed to planning journeys that included as much walking as posssible. You also start to notice a lot more of the different buildings and discover the various parks and paths that are all over the area.

Easiest way to start is just allowing a bit extra time for your journey to work and getting off a stop or more early on the tube or bus.

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