Cycle To Work Day is a mere four sleeps away and we’re trying to get as many guys and gals as we can to pledge to cycle to work on the 14th September.
The aim behind the day is to get more and more people cycling to work; 741,000 Brits regularly cycle to work at the moment, but the goal is to have one million out on two wheels by 2021. Am ambitious target, but not impossible. The event’s ambassador, Chris Boardman, explains why Cycle To Work Day is the perfect chance to give it a go;
“The occasion offers a focal point for people who don’t cycle already to give it a go and for those that do, to celebrate this wonderful form of transport. People from all over the country and all walks of life united for a day by this wonderful machine and in doing so, help to remind us that our journeys to work can be something to be enjoyed.”
If you pledge over on this page, we’re offering free bike checks up to the 14th to ensure your bike is in top working order. What’s more, you’ll be entered into a competition to win loads of cycling goodies, with the top prize being a Boardman Hybrid Pro!
There’s also a photo competition; simply snap a selfie of you cycling to work on the day and you’ll be entered into another draw to win a bike. You can take a look at all you could win over on our Cycle To Work Pledge page.
Other than being in with a chance to get your hands on some brilliant goodies, adding some cycling into your commute has a whole host of benefits, from getting fit and strong through to saving money, reducing your stress levels and of course, doing your bit for the environment. We’ve previously rounded up our top five reasons to cycle if you need some extra motivation.
If you’ve never cycled to work before then there are a few things you need to think about; what to wear, what route to take, and how far to travel. If you’re a newbie, take a look at our top tips for cycling to work before you set out.