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Cycling to Work – Why drive when you can ride?

   Words by Tom Worsfold

   on 06/08/2020 11:02:31

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Looking to freshen up your commute? Riding is one of the best ways to improve your day-to-day life, adding necessary exercise to keep you happy, fit and healthy. With new legislation removing the £1000 upper limit from the Cycle to Work initiative, your dream commuter bike is now more accessible than ever. Using the scheme could allow you to save up to 42% on your next hybrid, road, mountain or even electric cycle.

The Cycle to Work scheme is all about getting you out and riding to work. Aimed at cyclists looking to ditch the car for a more economical commute, the initiative looks to reduce the costs of bikes and accessories to make reducing your carbon footprint both fun and affordable. Whether living in central London or the countryside, the scheme is open to all looking to improve their commute to work.

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Health, Fitness and Savings

Whilst cycling to work you can be safe in the knowledge that there are bigger benefits than just skipping the gridlock and whizzing past stationary traffic. Adults who cycle regularly will typically have a level of fitness akin to someone 10 years younger, as well as an average life span of 2 whole years longer than those who do not. With the health benefits being this clear-cut and public transport being ever more crowded and unreliable, there has never been a better time to ride to work.

Cycling is linked with an improved sense of well being and tolerance to stress, which is unsurprising when those driving to work in London spend an average of 227 hours in congestion every year. You read that right - 227 hours. That is an average speed of just 7mph, which when compared to cycling’s 9mph norm means cycle commuting is a no-brainer! We see that as 9 whole days you could have been doing something more fun and productive, like spending time with your family or putting in more time in the saddle.

It is not just your health that will benefit too, cycling to work keeps pounds off your waistline and puts them back into your wallet. Taking the bike is cheaper than both driving and public transport, with Cyclescheme’s research finding that it was almost 10x cheaper to ride instead of drive when it comes to annual running costs. The only downside is the increased food costs to counteract all those calories you will be burning!

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To summarise, cycling to work can benefit you by:

  • Increasing your fitness level and average lifespan
  • Having a positive impact on your mental health
  • Winning you back valuable time on your commute
  • Saving big on running costs (and gym membership fees)
  • No expensive parking fees
  • Burning calories not fuel
  • Avoiding busy public transport at peak times

Find out all you need to know to apply here


Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

With climate change well on its way to becoming a climate crisis, there is no denying that cycling to work is one of the simplest and easiest changes you can make to reduce your own environmental impact. Swapping the car for a bike on a daily commute of just 5 miles each-way can save 178kg of CO2 emissions yearly, with the environmental running costs of an energy efficient electric bicycle being 10 times less impactful

Not only this, whilst you’re saving the environment you would also be burning almost 2500 calories a week! That is the equivalent of 5 burgers, 6 bacon sandwiches, or 5 Mr Whippy’s - depending how you look at it.

Research undeniably shows that cycling to work is the highway to reducing your own carbon emissions, with many cities and nations looking towards large scale infrastructure changes to help support those making the switch. Secure bike parking, improved bike lanes and changes to speed limits are just some of the ways the UK’s cities and towns are helping commuters move towards a greener commute.

Cycling’s potential for improving the planet can make this world a safer and higher quality space for all people, improving air-pollution levels in built up areas and reducing our overall impact on Earth.

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Power Your Commute

Electric bikes make it all the easier to replace car trips, with the power assistance allowing users to cycle further, faster and for longer. They allow for higher speeds to be achieved whilst cycling with less effort, reducing overall journey times for riders of all ages. Studies have shown that riding an electric bike is on average 21% faster than a conventional models, making it one of the fastest ways to traverse a city. Reduced effort on the climbs ensures you do not break a sweat even in your work clothes, making the transition from the street to the office a breeze.

Many workplaces do not offer showers for workers, making the idea of cycle commuting in summer a daunting experience. Electric motors combat this by offering varied levels of assistance, letting you mix and match how hard you’re pushing whilst you bike to work.

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Despite the reduced effort studies have shown that riding an electric bike still retains many of the health benefits associated with cycling a conventional bike. The difference between exercise intensity is more notable on routes with hills, but for a flat commute there is only around a 10% drop in effort when using an electric model.

With the recent change in Cycle to Work legislation to remove the £1000 spend-cap, commuting by electric bike is now more accessible than ever. Electric models come in all styles and sizes for whatever terrain your commute may see. From efficient road models to mile-munching mountain bikes, electric bikes are the most efficient option when it comes to traversing the town.

So - go faster, further, save the planet and up to 42% off the cost of a new E-bike? Sign us up!


Folding Bikes

Hop on any of Transport for London’s various offerings and you can be certain you will see a folding bike of some description hidden away. Folding bikes allow you to bring your bike along for the ride whether commuting by train, bus or tram, with their compact size skirting the rules of bikes on public transport. These pint sized hybrids are a versatile option that help workers to skip the queue when it comes from the journey from the station to the office.

Folding electric bikes allow more commuters to use multi-modal transport options than ever before, with brands like Brompton, Gocycle and Wisper leading the charge with smart, feature packed options. From your front door to under your desk, these models pack a punch and are the key to the city for those looking to cut journey times down to a minimum.

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Cycle to Work Scheme - How Do I Apply?

Applying for the Cycle to Work scheme is a simple three-step process, allowing you to pay for a bike and accessories through a salary sacrifice. You can take advantage of the initiative at any of our stores and online, simply browse our range and choose a package that suits your needs.

Take your first steps towards your new bike and find our detailed FAQ here

We accept many of the schemes available including Cyclescheme, Bike2Work, Green Commute Initiative, Cyclesolutions and more. Got a question for our team? Simply email cycletowork@rutlandcycling.com or call us on 0330 555 0080.


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