Cycle to Work Day is back! On the 5th August, people across the UK will be joining together to cycle to work. The aim of the day is to encourage different modes of transport that are more environmentally friendly.
This year’s day is inspired by the Netherlands, where the bike is their most used mode of transport to get to work. They have a very relaxed attitude towards cycling- wearing everyday clothing that they feel is appropriate, rather than using specialist gear and gadgets. Cycle to Work Day 2021 is designed for riders to feel relaxed and an easy ride to travel to and from work. Cycle in your work clothing, workout gear, everyday clothing, whatever feels comfortable for you. Cycling is not just a sport it can be made fun and used as a mode of transport. For more information about Cycle to Work Day and The Cycle Scheme: https://www.cycletoworkday.org/
Studies show that the average worker in the UK spends over half of their lives commuting to work. On average it takes 56 minutes a day travelling to a and from work by car and with busier roads this average is getting higher, yet still people choose to travel by car.
There are many benefits to cycling to work instead of driving:
Cycle to Work Day is a great initiative to get people cycling to work. It is for absolutely everyone, doesn’t matter if you have not cycled in years or never at all. It is all about giving it a go. Saving money and saving the environment a little bit at a time.