Today is Cycle To Work Day in the UK, and we’re all being encouraged to try riding to work. Yes, you all ride mountain bikes (if you don’t, how did you get here?). But we wonder if you ride to work? And if you don’t, why?
Why don't you cycle to work?
- I do cycle to work! (56%, 174 Votes)
- It's too far or hilly (16%, 50 Votes)
- I don't have time (7%, 23 Votes)
- It's too dangerous (6%, 19 Votes)
- No showers or changing facilities (6%, 19 Votes)
- I'm just too lazy, I really should, shouldn't I? (6%, 18 Votes)
- There's nowhere safe for my bike (2%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 310
Maybe you’d love to ride to work but can’t see how to fit it in? Maybe you can’t quite get round to bothering. Here are a few reasons why we think you should. Though we can’t promise that you’ll have quite so much fun as Phil The Horse is having in this video from Morvelo.
You can’t stop and look at the view when you’re in the car. Well, you could, but you’d probably get beeped at. The views from your bike can be really quite nice – and taking a scenic photo is always a good excuse for a rest after a stiff climb.
The water should not be all the way down there – in fact there have been times where there would have been waves splashing up to this point. We should all be worried about climate change, and riding to work might just help save the planet.
Sitting in traffic is rubbish. Waiting for the train to be assigned a platform is also rubbish. Finding your way round a herd of cows can be an adventure – or you can just wave your arms and they’ll move on. You can’t do that with roadworks.
When was the last time your commute was fun? Actual grin inducing whooping fun? If you can achieve that in a car, you probably need a speeding ticket.
Ok, we know we’re really lucky to have pleasant off road options for getting to work, but even the on road option has its benefits. Not least that we can justifiably have a second breakfast once we get to work.
If you’re not riding to work, what’s holding you back? Let us know in the poll, or the comments below.