Tomorrow, 14th September is Cycle to Work Day. It’s a national event that aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels for at least one day.
At the moment about 741,000 people regularly cycle to work, but the partners behind the event, which include Halfords, Cyclescheme.co.uk and British Cycling, hope to see those figures increase dramatically. By 2021 they hope that one million people will be regularly commuting to work by bike.
This is its fourth consecutive year with hundreds of employers supporting the day. Last year saw over a million miles travelled by commuters on bikes and 2016 is expected to be even more successful.
There are various prizes on offer like a Boardman bike, Brompton Game bag, Henty Wingman and accessories from Halfords. All you have to do is pledge to ride on the day. Share your pics on Facebook and Twitter using #cycletoworkday and you could win a Verenti bike worth £550. As well as being in with a chance to win a grand draw prize you’ll gain access to exclusive discounts from the likes of Henty, Proviz and Muc-Off.
Cycle to Work Day comes just weeks after our Team GB stars of the Olympic Velodrome wrote to Theresa May calling for investment in ‘everyday cycling’. The best way to honour their achievements, they said “would be a legacy of everyday cycling in this country – a place where cycling is the choice form of transport for people to get around in their daily lives.”
So don’t just use the bike for your weekend club ride, join the hundreds of thousands of commuters who are changing our cities for the better.