What is Cycle to Work Day? September 13th 2017

Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is a national event, which aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work on September 13th 2017.

It has become a celebration of everyday cycling!

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Cycle to Work Day also enjoys support from cycling advocacy groups such as British Cycling, Sustrans, the London Cycling Campaign, Cyclescheme, Cyclescheme Ireland the Bicycle Association, CTC – the national cycling charity, and Cycle Nation.

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One Comment

  1. Peter Clinch says:

    There are various barriers to more practical transport cycling.

    Some are caused by the nature of typical UK commutes being based around a car and thus being longer than is necessarily practical by bike, but folk in that position might do a hybrid journey, park and ride-a-bike rather than park and ride-a-bus, for example.

    There are barriers from perception of risk of cycling, but the perception and the reality are quite different with cycling actually safer mile for mile than being a pedestrian across the UK as a whole. To get over that fear a bit or training can help with many offerings for adult training (quite a few free) available.

    Some people have bought in to the idea that cycling is necessarily a sweaty sport necessitating changes of clothes and showering, but while the bike’s efficiency can be used to go very fast for considerable effort, it can also be used to go at 3-4 times walking speed for no more effort, so no need to break in to a sweat. And for clothes, modern fabrics that allow professional appearance whether ridden in or folded in to a bag help. There’s this company you might know that does that sort of thing, name starts with an ‘R’…
    Another aspect of the sport focus is the tendency to use sports machinery more than utility machinery in the UK, like commuting in a racing car rather than a small hatchback or supermini. Get a sensible bike with a comfortable upright riding position, a full set of mudguards and somewhere to put luggage and everything gets much nicer (rucksacks very common on these sports bikes in the UK, even though you’ve got a frame that can take all the weight for you).

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