- Cycle to Work Day… this Thursday!
Started a new job and just finished rebuilding a hard tail for commuting and other duties. I’ve been building up the courage (if that’s the right word) to get up early and cycle to work . Then I see there’s a “Cycle to Work day” this Thursday 4th Sept and have just “pledged” 18 miles for the cause (9 miles each way); just the boost I needed to start my commute! How may others have made the pledge?Posted 5 years ago
Every working day is bike to work day, though it’s only 2.5 miles each way for me.Posted 5 years ago
Well I’ll be cycling to work on thursday if that’s what you mean.Posted 5 years ago
This is the the official website giving details, etc.: http://www.cycletoworkday.orgPosted 5 years ago
Pledged.Posted 5 years ago
No, I cycle most days anyway. Have done for 20 years, I can’t imagine ever driving to work, or wanting to.Posted 5 years ago
How may others have made the pledge?
I have. Don’t ride every day, but have pledged a longer ride for Thurs.Posted 5 years ago
I’m in 2 minds about this. It’s good they’re promoting it, but I can’t help wondering whether making it into some big deal you have to pledge to complete makes it seem more like some charity challenge, and less like something normal people would just do all the time anyway.Posted 5 years ago
I also cycle to work virtually every day. Except this thursday when I can’t.Posted 5 years ago
MrSalmon – Member
I’m in 2 minds about this. It’s good they’re promoting it, but I can’t help wondering whether making it into some big deal you have to pledge to complete makes it seem more like some charity challenge, and less like something normal people would just do all the time anyway.
I think the pledge means that people will feel a little more obligated to do it, and then when they do it (hopefully) see how nice it is.
Also helps with the money saved/CO2 stats on the website (however accurate they may be).Posted 5 years ago
I work from home but I could ride down my stairs, I suspect it might go badly on my road bike though!Posted 5 years ago
and less like something normal people would just do all the time anyway.
Don’t you go calling us “normal” pal!Posted 5 years ago
Well I’ve pledged my 20 miles on there, it did strike me as a bit strange to be adding it when I’d do it anyway: not really a saving there.Posted 5 years ago
The one day that I can’t ride in they set up a Cycle to Work Day. Grumble, grumble.Posted 5 years ago
A work day is a cycle to work day, this mornings was particularly lovely, so I cycled with my wife to her place of work, cycled back home then turned round and cycled back to my office. I’d passed it twice already by the time I got here, but longer ride in is better than getting to work early.
It’s good to convince more people it’s an achievable goal.
Part of me hopes I don’t get the new job I’m going for as it’d mean driving to work, or a 32 mile bike commute each way!Posted 5 years ago
Pledged my usual 30 miles for the record and also asked if anybody here at work is doing it using the work chatter app. No replies yet. Hmmm. they have a drying room/bike lock up/showers and still people drive in, sigh.Posted 5 years ago
Well, I work from home on Thursdays – I can’t even get up at 4am and go for a fake commute as I’m on the school run.
Maybe an hour at lunchtime will sufficePosted 5 years ago
This morning was the first day with most of the local schools back, so the queues of traffic that I cycles past were much longer than the last few weeks. I got to work in exactly the same time as normal.
I pity people who don’t ride or walk to work.Posted 5 years ago
I am unemployed 🙁
Ill probably cycle down to gregs thoughPosted 5 years ago
Ill probably cycle down to gregs though
On the pavement with tracky bottoms tucked into socks I hope?Posted 5 years ago
In contrast I had an eerie commute in today at 9.45. I either get in before 7.30 or after 9 but I still expect some traffic but Bristol was quite quiet and loads of parking. Odd.
I’ll make sure I avoid commuter time on Thursday just in case Bristol is flooded with cyclists who don’t normally ride and we end up with chaos! I would join them but sadly the distance and stuff I have to carry (including the dog) make it impossible. I’ll work from home and do a lap of the mendips back to the house in the morning 😀Posted 5 years ago
I work from home but I could ride down my stairs, I suspect it might go badly on my road bike though!
Not half so badly as your return journey me thinks.Posted 5 years ago
Oh man, it’s like a revolution out there!! Couldn’t believe how many cyclists there were!! Maybe 2 extra from what I normally see!
doesn’t really work this “National Cycle to Work day”, does it?
There did seem to be less cars about, so maybe all those cyclists were just on different roads to me…Posted 5 years ago
I rode in, as I do most Thursday. There were a few extra people on bikes around and the train (I ride half way in the morning and all the way back in the evening) had more bikes than normal.Posted 5 years ago
I pledged and rode. No more bikes in the bike shed than normal though…Posted 5 years ago
Yep didn’t see anymore than normal. Shame.
Although I did very nearly get taken out by a taxi eager to hit the queue of traffic the other side of the roundabout before me.Posted 5 years ago
Only place I’ve seen or read about it is this thread, possibly the revolution didn’t start this morning.Posted 5 years ago
Most days are cycle to work days for me. Can’t say I saw that many extra cyclists even though there were road signs warning drivers (!). Shame they’re not reminded to watch for cyclists every day…Posted 5 years ago
If anything I saw fewer cyclists this morning! But since the only places I’ve seen it promoted have been cycling websites I suppose that’s not all that surprising.Posted 5 years ago
I’ve got the day off today, should I cycle to work and back anyway? Don’t know what to do 😕 Feel like I’m letting the side down by not cycling in to work today, but it’s my only day off and work won’t be expected. I’m confused. Help.
🙄Posted 5 years ago
Only place I’ve seen or read about it is this thread
It was on BBC Breakfast this morning. You know, this morning: the same day as it was happening…Posted 5 years ago
It felt like “national don’t cycle to work day” today.
Normally I have to sit about in sweaty cycling gear until about 9:30 to use the office shower. Today I think only one other person cycled in.
Is promoting it only on cycling websites not preaching to the choir?Posted 5 years ago
Our bike shed was full this morning but it’s been getting busier all week anyway.
They should have it in the middle of february, might as well make it a challenge…Posted 5 years ago
Only day I won’t be cycling in this week, as I’ve got football tonight.
TBH I hadn’t heard a thing about it, until someone in my office asked me why I hadn’t cycled on National Cycle to Work Day.Posted 5 years ago
Fewer cyclists than usual aside from all the local school kids who just provide moving obstacles to work round on the guided busway. Today’s attempt at causing a crash between 3 girls – throwing a handbag from one bike into anothers basket and missing leading to them all stopping and an instant roadblock.Posted 5 years ago
Ironically, today is the first day in three weeks I haven’t cycled in 😀Posted 5 years ago
I came in van this morning..too many bloody bikes about to ride in!!!!Posted 5 years ago
Wow this is getting sooo much coverage on TV and the radio…. *sarcasm in overdrive*
I did see 2 roadies, riding side by side very slowly along the trading estate with a queue of traffic behind them. I know… It’s a cool story. 8)Posted 5 years ago
I cycled to work today, but was going to anyway, didn’t really see more than the usual, I think I saw two cyclists.
Got handed this flyer too.
So if I cycle to work 5 for days a week, I get a £1 voucher and a peice of fruit!
For me that works out at 0.8p a kilometer. Hmm they’re not really incentivising this very well.
But I do get to get my helmet out for the ladies in the cafe!Posted 5 years ago
I rode the 16 miles to work this morning, I usually ride Mon – Wed – Fri anyway, I also tried to encourage a few people here (calling them lazy and porky usually has the desired effect). I didn’t see anyone else riding this morning and lo and behold when I got here everyone else had driven to work, despite one of them living with a mile or so of the works……. 🙁
Lack of publicity about this hasn’t helped. If I hadn’t seen this thread I wouldn’t have known anything about it.Posted 5 years ago
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