New to the forum here! Hello BikeForumer's or should I say FoldingFanatics?
I am a new university graduate who managed to get a job in London, ufortunatelly I cant afford to live in the city so I need to travel for about 1:30 hours every day..
Here is what I do now:
7:30 5miles drive on a crappy moped(no place to park car in station for free)
8:10 park bike, get on the train
9:10 arrive to station, get on the tube
9:20 arrive destination
9:30 run to work!
And the same comming back, except the mopped doesnt normally work and I end up having to push it home or leave it there and call girlfriend to pick me up
Now.. Why I think a folding bike is the way forward:
1) Getting rid of my crappy moped
2) Avoid having to get the packed tube
3) Get some much needed cardio..
4)Save money on the tube!
The answer? A FOLDABLE BIKE! and here is where I need your advice guys
Its 5miles to get train, and 6miles from train station to work.
So every day I will be doing 22miles. PERFECT!
I have £300 for a bike, here is what it should have:
1) Be foldable
2) Reasonable wheel size so it doesn't take me hours and hours
3) Have space to keep my change of clothes (I could bring a backpack but not ideal)
Note: I have showers etc at work.
I do a lot of long distance cycling on the weekends so fitness is not an issue(yet)
only 5"7 (hope thats an advantage on folding bikes!)
What do you guys this I should get? Any comments/Advice would be amazing!
I look forward to your comments and being part of this community
Thanks for reading