Here is a snap shot of my regular effort 28.1 miles commute home. This info is recorded on my gps tracking app as I go. Note average over the distance tops 20mph and top speed over 40mph (national speed limit - down hill) the gray shaded area is the elevation so not exactly a flat ride.
My reason for cycling boils down to the fact I can't afford to fuel the Hilux to commute daily and still afford to go shooting. No I won't get a smaller car, I love the pickup & my shooting. It's just a bonus that I also enjoy cycling, it keeps me fit. I'm not the average burst mattress bulging out of my Lycra on a £200 Halfords special. In fact I could have probably bought a small second hand car for the cost of my bike.
So if I ever decide to cycle around your way "rodp" wherever that may be and you get stuck behind me just check your speedo before you start cursing and if you feel the urge to squeeze past in an instant you can kiss my Lycra clad ass as you pass xxx