Given that we're apparently headed for recession, blah blah blah and the price of petrol is becoming ever higher (if we're going to stick to easily comparable values, it currently stands at around US $7.80 per gallon here), I'm considering leaving the car at home when I go to work.
It's four miles between my house and my workplace and two-thirds of that is urban. To this end, I've been seriously looking at getting hold of a folding bicycle to ride during the summer months. These are quite compact and would allow me to store the bike inside as opposed to tethered outside where unscrupulous types can pull things off it. The only downside is the price. I mean, I'll make substantial savings by not driving to/from work but can a bike, folding or not, really be worth over £200?
Does anyone do this already and give me an idea of what it's like? Even if you ride a standard bike. Specifically anyone who's actually given up the easy ride for it. If you have a folding bike, is your model any good?