Driving to work
Many diarists travelled to work by car. These are some of the
comments made by them about their journeys.
a drink, did some household chores and left for work at 8.30am. Travelled
via Montgomery as the collapsed bridge which closed this route for months
has been rebuilt. Bliss!
- My daughter
left to walk to school and I dropped my son at school in the car as I was
driving to Cardiff to the office where I work. My husband had left about 7am
to drive to Cardiff to work in the National Assembly.
afternoon my wife arrives back and then I go to work, again in the car (not
many people walk or cycle these days - it takes too much time and the roads
are too busy).
and left house at 9 o'clock to drive to Ystradgynlais for a meeting.
Got held up by slow farm machinery, so did short cut through Aberysgir and
joined the Sennybridge Road missing out Brecon. 5 minutes late for meeting.
to work at Brecon Social Services - exactly 15 minutes along A40. Another
beautiful sunny morning, but cold.
Late to work having seen my truculent 14
year old onto the school bus. The twenty mile drive gives me time to get my
brain into gear. I've driven the road from Knighton to Llandrindod for
22 years and I still marvel at how lucky I am to live in this beautiful place.
The road between
Knighton and Llandrindod
- I drove
to work (8 miles) in a Peugeot 406 diesel estate, which is a county lease
car. My wife drives a Vauxhall Astra which we own.
- I drove
my car to work at Coleg
Powys this morning as it is now getting a bit too cold to ride a bicycle
in the morning and it is getting darker earlier in the evenings.
- Set off
for work by car (since train timetable no longer suitable for commuting to
- I jumped
into my Renault Clio and took the normal route - Penybont/Knighton/Bucknell
- to the office at Craven Arms; 32 miles away. Usually I get stuck behind
at least 5 tractors, 2 horseboxes and a few white vans, but today the road
was relatively clear and I completed the journey in 48 minutes (which included
the compulsory 30 mph speed limit in Knighton where I was fined recently for
- Earlier had spent the day
in the office at Llandrindod Wells, some 26 miles away. Had travelled down
as a car passenger with a colleague who lives in a village nearby. Saw two
buzzards on journey as well as a dead fox which was on top of a roadside hedge.
Suspect bizarre case of hara-kiri.
However, not everyone travels to work by car:
||Get bike ready and changed
to cycle into work.
left for work with colleague to cycle together.
Arrive at work and shower
||Changed and ready for first