The second National Cycle to Work Day is almost upon us once more. This year, it falls on Thursday 4th September, so mark it down in your calendar! The aim of the cycle to work day is quite simple – To encourage more people to cycle to work. By asking people to pledge miles, and getting the support of employees as well as cycle shops, its hoped that more people than normal will commute to work for that one day. If even a fraction of those people continue to cycle to work after the event, its good news for everyone!
Why is cycling to work good news for everyone? I could go into laborious detail about the health and financial benefits of cycling to work. How it helps you to focus your mind, makes you a generally fitter person, and burns calories. How it saves on fuel costs, road tax, car insurance, depreciation of new vehicles etc etc. I could even mention the environmental benefits that taking a few thousand more cars off the road would have. I shouldn't really have to though! To me, it's just plain common sense. I haven't owned a car in over ten years, and its this more than anything which has enabled me to save the money needed to travel the world (by bicycle of course!). It's certainly helping me save for my next cycling trip around the world.
So, I'm going to keep this short but sweet. If you live within a 10 mile radius of your place of work, and normally drive, why not consider cycling in for the day? Live within a 5 mile radius of work? It shouldn't even be a consideration! Why on earth aren't you cycling in everyday in any case?! You could save yourself a fortune! And if, you are one of those people that lives 5 miles away from work, always drives into work, and then regularly drives to the gym to spend a half hour in a spin class, you need to be asking yourself some serious questions!!
Cycle to Work Day
If you want to find out more about National Cycle to Work day, click here >> Cycle To Work. They probably explain it all in a much less blunt manner than I have done! Hope to see you all out on the road on Thursday September 4th!