Cycling to work has a number of benefits: It's a great way to get some exercise in the fresh air, it saves you money- not having to pay for any fuel for the car or buy a bus ticket, and you will arrive at work feeling less stressed and ready to work! Cycling is often a time saver in big cities, a number of research projects have proved that cycling to work is often faster than driving and you’re exercising at the same time as commuting so getting two things done at once!
Last year National Cycle to work days was supported by over 20,000 commuters who clocked up over a quarter of a million miles. And this year they want to double the numbers which will mean over half a million miles commuted by over 44,000 people. As part of the day, there are free bike health checks available, just click here to find your local service. There is no excuse for not getting on your bike!
If you want to take part, why not speak to your employer about encouraging more of your work mates to get on their bikes. It has been proven that people who exercise before work have improved concentration and time management skills, so there is a benefit for them too! Cycle to Work day are also supporting Britain biggest Bike Breakfast which rewards colleagues who have cycled to work on Thursday 4th September with a coffee and a croissant, the perfect reward and guilt-free after you have done all that exercise, or make it an apple or banana for health conscious participants!
If you would like to find out more information about Cycle to Work Day or would like to pledge your miles to the cause, simply visit their helpful site by clicking here.