How long will it take to travel across various UK cities?

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Just how long will it take to travel across the UK’s busiest cities using a bicycle as opposed to getting behind the wheel or using public transport? Family-run cycling store Leisure Lakes Bikes aims to find out…

London

Population: 7,074,265*
Route: From Royal London Hospital to King’s Cross Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 33 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via the A501).
 It would take 29 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (the Hammersmith & City underground from Whitechapel).
 It would take 1 hour and 21 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A501).
 It would take 27 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A5201).

Fastest form of transport: Cycling

Birmingham

Population: 1,020,589*
Route: From Cadbury World to Birmingham New Street Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows.

 It would take 17 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via Pershore Rd/A441).
 It would take 26 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (the London Midland line from Bournville).
 It would take 1 hour and 26 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via Bristol Rd/A38).
 It would take 23 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via Pershore Rd/A441 and Bristol Rd/A38).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Leeds
Population: 726,939*
Route: From Kirkstall Abbey to Leeds Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows.

 It would take 18 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via Burley Rd).
 It would take 28 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (the Northern line from Headingley).
 It would take 1 hour and 3 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A65).
 It would take 20 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A65).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Glasgow

Population: 616,430*
Route: From Hampden Park to Glasgow Central Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows.

 It would take 22 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via Cathcart Rd).
 It would take 16 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the ScotRail line from Mount Florida).
 It would take 52 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via Eglinton St/A77).
 It would take 16 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via Aikenhead Rd/A728).

Fastest form of transport: Joint first place between public transport and cycling

Sheffield
Population: 530,375*
Route: From Meadowhall Centre to Sheffield Train Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 14 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via Brightside Ln/A6109).
 It would take 24 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the Northern Yellow Line Transpennine Express from Meadowhall South – Tinsley).
 It would take 1 hour 14 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A6109).
 It would take 22 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A6109).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Bradford

Population: 483,422*
Route: From Shipley town centre to Bradford Interchange
Here, a typical journey will be as follows.

 It would take 16 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via the A6037).
 It would take 13 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via either the 622, 623, 626, 653 or 737 from Shipley Market Square).
 It would take 1 hour 18 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A6037).
 It would take 26 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A6037).

Fastest form of transport: Public transport

Liverpool

Population: 467,995*
Route: From Aintree Racecourse to Liverpool Lime Street Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 21 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via Bridle Rd and the A5038).
 It would take 27 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the Merseyrail line from Aintree).
 It would take 1 hour 44 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A59).
 It would take 29 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A59).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Edinburgh

Population: 448,850*
Route: From Fort Kinnaird to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 20 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via the A1).
 It would take 27 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the 253 line from Milton Link).
 It would take 1 hour and 25 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A6095).
 It would take 27 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the National Cycle Route 1).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Manchester

Population: 430,818*
Route: From Old Trafford football stadium to Manchester Piccadilly Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 13 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via the A56).
 It would take 24 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the X50 line from Sir Alex Ferguson Way).
 It would take 1 hour and 2 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the B6469).
 It would take 22 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A56 and B6469).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Bristol

Population: 399,633
Route: From Woodspring Golf & Country Club to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 18 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via the A38).
 It would take 23 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the 672 from Towns Talk (NE-bound).
 It would take 1 hour 18 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A38).
 It would take 22 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A38).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Cardiff

Population: 315,040*
Route: From Radyr Golf Club to Cardiff Central Railway Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 20 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via Llantrisant Rd/A4119 and the A4119).
 It would take 27 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the Arriva Trains Wales route from Radyr).
 It would take 1 hour 37 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A4119).
 It would take 28 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via National Cycle Route 8).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Belfast

Population: 297,300*
Route: From Balmoral Golf Club to Belfast Central Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 15 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via the A12).
 It would take 25 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the Nir line from Balmoral Train Station).
 It would take 1 hour and 3 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A1).
 It would take 18 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via the A1 and National Cycle Route 9).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Population: 282,338*
Route: From intu Metrocentre to Newcastle Central Station
Here, a typical journey will be as follows^:

 It would take 14 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when driving (via the A1).
 It would take 21 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by public transport (via the Northern ScotRail line from the Metrocentre).
 It would take 1 hour 15 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route by walking (via the A1114).
 It would take 29 minutes to complete the journey by taking the quickest route when cycling (via National Cycle Route 14).

Fastest form of transport: Driving

Do you feel inspired to leave your car at home and skip public transport in favour of completing your commute on a bike? Leisure Lakes Bikes has teamed up with the Green Commute Initiative in order to make the change not only an easy one but a lot less stressful on the purse strings. Click here to find out more about the partnership.

*Population figures taken from: http://www.citymayors.com/gratis/uk_topcities.html
^Journey times taken from figures recorded by Google Maps between 08.30 and 10.30 GMT on 23/12/2016

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