Monday 16 June 2014 6.03pm
thanks, my bike ride is 5 miles and I have to carry a lot of stuff in panniers so a Brompton not ideal.
Hi Helen, and welcome :-)
My commute is more than five miles (Paddington) and I've done it daily on my Brompton for 3 years-ish. I usually carry (hefty) laptop, a folder full of papers, change of clothes and a couple of bits of fruit, all in the front pannier. Works fine for me (and I'm neither young nor athletic).
Of course there may be other reasons why you wouldn't want a Brompton but don't rule it out on the basis of a five mile distance and needing to carry much stuff.