A combination of a dodgy starter motor on the moped and the "big freeze" that hit Coventry today result in me searching for alternative routes to university in the morning.
The journey on the moped takes 20 minutes past all the traffic on the A45 and its around 5 miles.
I've just run a search on the local bus company website which has suggested the following route:
1. Catch a bus from the bottom of my road, leaving in 9 minutes (11.16pm) to The Elms in Birmingham.
2. At 5.35am, catch a bus from the Elms back into Coventry Bus Station (probably passing the end of this road on the way?), taking less than 15 minutes.
3. About an hour later, at 6.25am, catch a bus out of Coventry to Kenilworth. This takes half an hour. On arrival, I should walk for 12 minutes to another bus stop in Kenilworth.
4. Then, at 7.40am I should catch a National Express Coach out of Kenilworth towards Coventry which will stop on Kirby Corner Road at 7.50am, only 1 hour 10 mins early for my lecture at 9am.
This is nuts!! It's telling me to travel for 8 and a half hours overnight, probably sleeping for 5 hours on a bench in Birmingham somewhere, following a journey of nearly 70 miles which zigzags between Coventry, Birmingham, Coventry again, Kenilworth and then back to Coventry and using 3 different buses and a coach, all to get to somewhere which is 5 miles away. I could walk in less time!!