I would love to have a shorter commute - I think mine is about 17 miles and takes 35-40 mins if no roadworks/traffic. However, with the way pay and recruitment has gone and a lot of schools hiring as cheaply as possible, there aren't so many Senior let alone Lead positions around so I would have to take too big a wage reduction (which would affect my pension too) to move to a local school - I have been looking since my youngest son left this school 7 years ago.
Back in the day I used to cycle to central London to work. The longest, for 1.5 years was 1h 15mins each way - but also for several years 35 mins each way.
So the commute is relatively easy now comparative to that - and very picturesque.