24 Aug 2013

Cycle To Work Day 12 September 2013

Launched by Cyclescheme, the UK’s leading provider of tax-free bikes for work and supported by British Cycling, Sustrans, Bicycle Association, Business in the Community and championed by multiple gold medal winning Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey, Cycle to Work Day aims to highlight the benefits of cycling as a means of transport and encourage more people to cycle, more often.


Any of you active in Bicycle User Groups hopefully already know about this, if not, the website has lots of downloads and advice for BUGS and indeed individuals to promote cycling to work.

Dame Sarah Storey's top four cycle safety tips for Cycle to Work Day
Thousands of people have already pledged to Cycle to Work on Thursday 12th September, and Dame Sarah has four top tips for those taking part.
Sarah's top tips for a safe and enjoyable cycle commute:
  1. Go at your own pace – Over 50% of commuting journeys are under 5 miles, so don’t worry that you won’t make it into work on time – most cycle commutes are less than 30 minutes.
  2. Take a healthy snack – Keeping your energy up when you’re cycling is important. Have a healthy snack when you get into work and drink plenty of water and you’ll start the day feeling fantastic.
  3. Be aware – Always make sure you can hear what is going on around you. If you are making a turn, left or right, always look, look again and then signal.
  4. Enjoy it! – Cycling is fantastic for health and fitness. It really makes you feel alive and wakes you up if you’re feeling a little bit tired. It’s a fantastic way of being and staying fit.

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