Well, they probably had some fitness concerns in mind when family-run cycling store Leisure Lakes Bikes compiled a list of how long it’d take to cycle across the various UK cities, but we can’t just let the fitness enthusiasts benefit, can we? The list was compiled to encourage would-be fitness enthusiasts to perhaps consider substituting their regular commuting mode with a daily cycle in 2017, as a means through which to kill two birds with one stone and address the time-issue associated with not being able to get enough exercise.
For those of us who love to travel, this would be a great way to cycle across the UK by doing it in the suggested bits through each city.
You’d be at your destination in no less than 27 minutes if your cycling excursion through London ran from Royal London Hospital to King’s Cross Station, via the A5201.
On the Birmingham leg of your cycling tour, going via Pershore Rd/A441 and Bristol/A38 would take you 23 minutes if you were travelling from Cadbury World to Birmingham New Street Station.
Heading over to Leeds Station from Kirkstall Abbey would take you 20 minutes if you cycled via the A65.
From Hampden Park to Glasgow Central Station, you’d take only 16 minutes if you cycled through Aikenhead Rd/A728.
If the Sheffield leg of your journey saw you cycling through A6109, you’d take 22 minutes to get from Meadowhall Centre to Sheffield Train Station.
Shipley town centre to Bradford Interchange would have you on the road for 26 minutes cycling via the A6037.
From Aintree Racecourse to Liverpool Lime Street Station you’d arrive in just 29 minutes cycling through the A59.
In Edinburgh, you can take in some great everyday city views cycling from Fort Kinnaird to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station and it would take you 27 minutes to complete via the National Cycle Route 1.
Old Trafford football Stadium to Manchester Piccadilly Station will have you cycling for 22 minutes via the A56 and B6469.
If you want to cycle through Bristol from the Woodspring Golf & Country Club to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station perhaps, the A38 will have you on the road for a mere 22 minutes.
Cycling Cardiff from Radyr Gold Club to Cardiff Central Railway Station will take you 28 minutes via National Cycle Route 8.
You’d reach Belfast Central Station from Balmoral Golf Club in no more than 18 minutes cycling via the A1 and National Cycle Route 9.
A good session lasting 29 minutes via National Cycle Route 14 would get you from Intu Metrocentre to Newcastle Central Station.
So if those that go about their daily grind can take the time to make the switch from public transport or driving their own vehicles, you’d perhaps enjoy the best routes for them to take much better since you’d have a lot more time to take in the sights and sounds of each of the cities.