- 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 agoMrSalmonMember
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
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 agotoby1Member
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 agoandylMember
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
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 agotoby1Member
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 agojaymoidMember
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 agoarachnidloverMember
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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