My company are moving to central Bristol, which is a right bugger to get to from where I live (Bristol being the second most clogged-up city in the UK!) Company will pay any extra travelling costs, so I've been pricing up the options... but there's also an offer of a motorbike parking space for me in the underground car park. So, having always been a fair-weather rider, I'm toying with the idea of commuting by bike... but have no idea of the costs that I can quote to the company... my thoughts so far:- - crappy used bike (Fazer 600, Bandit 600, etc...) for £2000, probably need replacing every 4 years as reckoning on 8-10,000 miles/year, so £500/year - bike consumables & servicing by myself (would fit scottoiler to save the chain) so averaging £100 year???? - tax/insurance/MOT £300/year - waterproof and warm boots, trousers, jacket, gloves, rucksack.... no idea, guess it ought to be quality stuff, so say £1500 worth? How long does this stuff last, 4 years??? So £375/year? - any other essential equipment I haven't thought of? Can anyone that commutes year-round comment on my man maths, and offer any advice or discouragements???