Did you cycle to work today?
Not working today, seems to be the same on every CTW day for some reason.
Same – I usually work from home on a Tuesday but it’s Wednesday this week, and it was the last time it was CTW day…
Looking forward to my tailwind home.
You shouldn’t have said that, now the weather gods will flip it rounds about 3 in the afternoon…Posted 5 months agomiketuallySubscriber
Yep, same as every day. The bike shed at work had all the same bikes as usual in there and I didn’t notice any extra bikes on the way in.
This despite being a Cycle Demonstration Town (twice), but they spent all the cash on leaflets and maps and signs and jute bags and water bottles and surveys and naff all on hard, segregated, high quality infrastructure.Posted 5 months agotthewSubscriber
Yes. Straight into the back of Aileen, which made it hard, and on my FS MTB, which made it harder. Due to unusual logistics yesterday, I have two bikes in the shed, so get to choose which to ride home on.
Spotted a couple of people I’ve not seen riding before, but overall far fewer than usual. I notice Strava haven’t supported it with a challenge this year.Posted 5 months agotthewSubscriber
So basically the Cycle to work day made no real difference to behaviour.
Seems so this year, probably due to the weather.
I think a cyclists drive to work day would be more effective. If all cyclist made a special effort to go in their cars one day, (and this was well publicised) it’d be gridlock on the roads. Committed drivers would see the benefit of cyclists reducing traffic volumes on a normal day and perhaps start giving us a bit more respect. (well, I can dream on that last bit).Posted 5 months agosubmarinedMember
Yup. Wasn’t going to as got a MTB ride this evening. Seemed the same split as normal with commuters, but I was pretty early.Posted 5 months ago
Bike stores at work are looking normally populated.
Shoes still drenched from Mondays ride home so had to wear Sealskinz despite lack of rain 😀benp1Subscriber
Cycled to work as per normal. Forgot it was cycle to work day. Didn’t think there were anymore cyclists than normal.
I did have a rare (short) conversation with another cyclist at the lights though, who asked me about the mount for my Exposure Strada (bar extender to position the light smack in the middle of the bars)Posted 5 months agoa11ySubscriber
Yep, as per normal. Rarely see other cyclists on my route but saw 2 others this morning, neither of whom looked prepared for the wet/cold: 9degC, windy and pishing down this morning so I’m impressed with any non-regular cycle commuters venturing out into that.
Seemed to coincide with National Drive Like a **** Day unfortunately 😀Posted 5 months ago13thfloormonkMember
Goddamit, I’d made a pledge to ride in today as well on the cycle to work day webpage (our company none-to-subtly pointed out that everyone who has purchased a bike on BTW had an obligation to ride in!), totally forgot till I saw this thread…
Normally would have ridden in too, typically ride Tues/Wed/Thurs, but nursing a niggling SI joint so thought I’d take a sneaky day off 😳Posted 5 months agodoris5000Member
Yep, same as I do every day. Didn’t know it was C2W day either. Breezy but sunny in Bristol, though rain was forecast.
I’d say there were marginally less cyclists out than normal today, although it could be that it’s just the normal September tailoff as more people sack it off due to weather/school run commitments etcPosted 5 months agoGary_MMember
Yes, as per usual. Bike shed was definitely quieter today than usual, last nights rain must have put people off – it was bouncing on the way home and my hands were freezing.
Had a dry ride in, I’m not expecting the return journey to be the same.
shoes still soaked form yesterdays commute home
You need one of those Clas Ohlson she driers, I stuck my shoes on it last night and they were bone dry this morning.Posted 5 months agoDezBSubscriber
Nope, every other day this week, but Wednesday is my change of clothes-pick up son after work day, so usually drive on a Weds.Posted 5 months ago
Could’ve changed my routine to fit in with cycle to work day, but nah…
Don’t really see the point of cycle to work day – people who cycle to work will anyway, and people who don’t, won’t!
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