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29 May 2013

Pirates to face more hours on the open road

Bristol Rovers will spend more time on the road travelling to away games next season.

Rovers will travel 84 miles more this year than they did during the 2012/13 league campaign.

Despite losing a couple of relatively long trips north, Hartlepool’s addition to the league has helped push up the travelling time.

Last season Rovers travelled 6,710 miles, which included the relatively short trip to Aldershot, who were relegated, and the long journey to Bradford, who achieved promotion through the play offs.

This season they will travel 6,794 - including a very short hop across the bridge to Newport.

Hartlepool, who were relegated from League One this season, is the longest away journey; a round trip of 546 miles.

The next longest trip is York, with a round trip of 442 miles, and then comes Morecambe which is a round trip of 430 miles from the Memorial Stadium.

Newport is now the shortest trip for Rovers at just 56 miles, with Cheltenham only 86 miles, and Exeter a distant second on 164 miles.

See the table below for the full list of distances:

Newport         28 56
Cheltenham 43 86
Exeter         82 164
Oxford         85 170
Wycombe        102 204
Torquay        103 206
AFC Wimbledon 113 226
Portsmouth 122 244
Plymouth         126 252
Burton Albion 127 254
Northampton 138 276
Mansfield         152 304
Dagenham        159 318
Chesterfield 162 324
Southend         173 346
Bury                 179 358
Rochdale         185 370
Accrington 194 388
Scunthorpe 204 408
Fleetwood         211 422
Morecambe 215 430
York                 221 442
Hartlepool         273 546

Figures take into account road types and most efficient journey routes as determined by Google Maps.

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