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It’s Cycle to Work Day today! Will you be peddling your way into work to set a healthy example for your colleagues and be the change your workplace needs? There are numerous reasons why cycling to and from your place of work is a great way to add extra exercise into your day to day life, plus many more incredible benefits. Are you ready to get fit? Of course you are! Here are our top reasons to cycle when you commute:  

Combats stress

Are you constantly stuck in heavy traffic in the mornings? Do you just want to clear your head and get some fresh air into your lungs whilst listening to the birds and observing your surroundings? No matter your route, jumping on a bike is a great alternative to the daily grind. Cycling can de-stress your mind and is a great way to get some extra time for yourself at the start of the day. Don’t take your commute for granted!

Fitness

In case you didn’t already know - biking to work is really good for you! Depending on how long your commute is and how fast you are peddling, the number of calories you can expect to burn will vary – cycling on average burns as many calories as jogging with fewer negative impacts on the joints. Cycling improves cardio-vascular and aerobic fitness, lowers blood pressure, boosts energy, builds muscle, and improves coordination. Sneaking the health benefits of biking into your daily commute is so easy it almost feels like cheating!

Happiness

Believe it or not but biking to work is a moderate form of therapy! It can alleviate feelings of depression, can improve sleep patterns when suffering from insomnia and reduces anxiety.

Boosts creativity

Do you want to be better at your job? If you ride your bike in every day it can help you have a more productive day in the office! It sharpens your memory and can improve your overall brain performance – so if you want to impress your boss, get yourself a bike!

Save money

Think of all the extra money you could be saving on petrol and parking if you chose to cycle to work instead of drive there and back? It’s also extremely good for the environment and reduces your carbon footprint at the same time!

Convenience

Are you fed up of rushing around trying to get a parking spot during rush hour? Cycling to work is so convenient because you can drive straight up outside your office whilst having the flexibility to lock it up almost anywhere.