Well, following my previous post, the economical driving style I have recently adopted continues to move apace. In 2008, I got a new mountain bike to help my fitness (it is a bit easier on the body after surgery than running is!) and I’ve started to use this more for short journeys, such as seeing the family.
Just yesterday I eventually did top up with fuel, meaning that my roughly £15 had got me about 108 miles – approximately 7.2 miles to the pound. Not bad, but I’m sure that my car can do a whole lot better. So, first things first. I checked the tyre pressures – two of which were a little low. Secondly, after putting in the fuel, I made an effort to drive as carefully as possible.
The key to achieving a good mpg figure from your car (and thus fuel economy) is maintaining the ‘galactic miler’ style of easy on the car controls, up into a high gear as efficiently as possible, reading the road ahead and so on. What will completely knacker your chances are roaring away from cold hitting the redline like a nutter.
So far, I’ve achieved only 1 mile, but then as I mentioned, the bike is seeing far more use. Perhaps with this latest £15 worth of fuel I can get 150 miles? That’s certainly what I’m aiming for, but whether that’s possible or not only time will tell…