Stevenage's promotion has come with an unexpected benefit - way less travelling.

Sunday's play-off success for Carlisle United, beating Stockport County at Wembley, enabled them to join Boro, Leyton Orient and Northampton Town as the teams coming up.

And together with Barnsley spending another season in the third tier after they lost in a dramatic clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Monday, it means Stevenage's opponents next year have been fully confirmed.

But even before the Cumbrians' penalty shoot-out victory, Steve Evans' men were in for a less onerous away day schedule.

In total they will travel 5,648 miles to get to their 23 rivals and back this season, some 686 less than the 6,334 they racked up in League Two.

To put it into context, based on an average speed of 60mph, that is more than 11 hours less spent in the car over the course of the season.

Boro's five longest away matches

1. Carlisle United - 544 miles
2. Fleetwood Town - 444 miles
3. Blackpool - 436 miles
4. Exeter City - 432 miles
5. Bolton Wanderers - 388 miles

Five shortest hops

1. Cambridge United - 64.4 miles
2. Leyton Orient 86 miles
3. Wycombe Wanderers - 93.8 miles
4. Northampton Town - 94 miles
5. Charlton Athletic 101.6 miles

Other teams: Barnsley (292), Bristol Rovers (276), Burton Albion (226), Cheltenham Town (218), Derby County (214), Lincoln City (222), Oxford United (140.2), Peterborough United (108.8), Port Vale (284), Portsmouth (206), Reading (124.6), Shrewsbury Town (286), Wigan Athletic (366).

Key dates

Jun 14 - Transfer window opens
Jun 22 - Fixtures released
Aug 5 -  First day of season
Sep 1 - Summer transfer window shuts (11pm)