Cycling to work is one of the smartest thing to do these day. Yes, you get exercise as well as serve your environmental conscience. But, cycling to the office is so twenty first century too. Employers are encouraging it, local councils are backing it and so is the government.
Against this background, it is remarkable that everyone who works within a five mile radius of their workplace isn’t getting on the saddle. It is noteworthy that many people routinely get behind the wheel and driving to work despite having less than 5-6 kilometers to the workplace.
If you want to maintain your health, you should exercise at least half an hour per day, preferably one hour. If you have four miles to work, you get the motion on cycling there. However, if you are driving to work, you set aside an hour a day for jogging or sweating in the gym. Bike Fridays thinks that driving to work is a waste of time.
Moreover, it is viable to use the bicycle to go to work, stores and other errands. Only the variable costs for a car amounts to about 20 per mile when taking into account fuel costs, maintenance and repairs. Starting late to count the cost of car parking, depreciation and other peripheral costs actually make is super expensive.
Maintenance costs for a bike are negligible when compared to the cost of car maintenance.
Too far to work?
Some do not want to bike to work because they have a long way to go. But if you live too far from work to bike all the way so you can perhaps ride part of the way and go by bus or train the rest.
When interviewing people about their travel habits, it turns out that most car trips are only 3-5 km away. According to calculations by the National Road Administration commissioned between 30 and 35 percent of all car trips could be made by bicycle. In England, there are currently only about 9 percent of all trips by bicycle. However, there are cities where a far larger proportion of journeys are made by bicycle. Swedish cities such as Lund, Malmö, Linköping and Orebro have 20 to 30 percent of all trips by bicycle.
So, are you a Friday Bike nearer to riding a bicycle to the office? Drop your comments below.