I live in the UK and I've just started commuting from Deepcut, Surrey to Reading, Berkshire. Its about 22 miles one way and 45 miles RT. I have to wake up at 5.30am and for best part of one hour my commute is in total darkness during the winter! The reason I have started commuting by bike is because of a number of reasons. Fitness, money saving, no traffic and fun! Just wanted to hear about other peoples experiences and why they commute by bike!