Did you cycle to work today?
I rode to work today yes… On this…
In my defence, weather has been crap recently, it hadn’t been started in over a week because of that, and weather looks like it’ll stop all forms of play on it until the spring very soon, so I took the opportunity. Besides, going out on the MTB tonight anyway…Posted 5 months agoGary_MMember
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!
I’m pretty sure the whole point is to encourage those who don’t to give it a go! Even if a very small percentage start doing it regularly then that’s a good thing.Posted 5 months agocookeaaSubscriber
I didn’t one other person did in our office, who will probably not cycle to work again until the next ‘cycle to work day’… I think a free breakfast was involved.
The weather was dicey today and I need to be home earlier tonight so I tin boxed it… I still cycle in more often than anyone else in my office at the minute does…
Much of the ‘office banter’ seems to have been along the same old anti-cycling line today anyway, not sure that’s really the aim is it.
TBH if we need a special day to promote the rather straight forward activity of riding a bicycle to your place of work, I can’t help thinking we’ve sort of missed the point…Posted 5 months ago
I’m pretty sure the whole point is to encourage those who don’t to give it a go! Even if a very small percentage start doing it regularly then that’s a good thing
I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work. Lack of publicity is one thing.Posted 5 months ago
If no-one in your company’s HR dept is interested in cycling, then it just gets ignored… like here, a company with a very good culture of sports & social – have seen nothing about cycle to work mentioned.crazy-legsSubscriber
Our Cycle to Work day has been moved back a week to Sept 20th because of the weather. We were right in the middle of Storm Aileen. It’s torrential here at the moment and the wind overnight was awful.
I didn’t ride in as I had to drop the car at the garage so today was always going to be a train journey in.Posted 5 months agoP-JayMember
Nope, I’d love to but it’s just not practical.
3 miles across town to take 3 year old to Nursery, then another 3 to the office. Then 10 down to a meeting for an hour, another 25 to another meeting and back to the office.
I carry a laptop and a couple of books, plus today a massive rack mounted server and of course a small child.Posted 5 months agocolin9Subscriber
I did, and found out about Cycle to Work day when I arrived. Of the four regular cycle commuters nobody else cycled in today. Blustery but a bit of sun so not a bad morning for it down in Cornwall. It sure beat the soaking on the way home last night anyway. As an idea to encourage more cycle commuters I think it needs a bit more work.Posted 5 months agolungeSubscriber
No, wind was crap and today was an allocated run day. Will do tomorrow and likely Friday though.Posted 5 months ago
I maintain, as I did last year, that it’s the wrong time of year. Anyone who does do it and like it will now have a winter to look forward to, do it in May and they have 3 or 4 months of summer commuting to build the habit.The Southern YetiMember
You wouldn’t have to cycle along the A34 Trimix!
And you’d have been able to claim a free breakfast from the Cafe on the park, although you may as well just go and claim mine as I register for it and then forget… every time.
I passed a couple of people I don’t normally see cycling today, they’ll find out about headwinds this afternoon.Posted 5 months agothomthumbMember
assuming i get out of here in daylight should i
a: go my normal route and blast along with a tail wind.
b: go and explore an interesting route that i nicked off someones strava
It would make sense to do this in June or July
I started this job on the 2nd january, started riding on the 3rd. Was the best year for cycle commuting as it got warmer and lighter for the entire winter. It was crazy wet too – i remember several times arriving and emtying my shoes down the toilet bowl!Posted 5 months ago
Hang on – it’s your route (i think) did you comment on my ride & tell me to fix the elevation on monday? Fat bike in your profile pic?
Yep, guilty as charged! 😆
My relatively new Lezyne Super GPS gives me odd elevation data most rides, but especially in the rain, I now use the Strava correction option every time I use the Lezyne.
Will look out for your ride later on the STW Strava club https://www.strava.com/clubs/singletrackworld-com-forumitesPosted 5 months agohjghg5Member
Yes, because I always do. I do try to put some pics on social media mainly to remind other people. Quite windy but only a light-ish shower as I got to works so it could have been worse. Couldn’t find anyone doing free coffee/breakfast this year which was quite disappointing 🙁
Anyway, it looks like they’ve extended it because of the weather, so I’ll be cycling to work tomorrow too 😉Posted 5 months ago
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