It’s Cycle to Work Day this week (August 5), and you can change the way you get to your workplace with some tips and support.
The benefits of cycling to work are more than just being more active – you could save money on fuel or transport and meet like-minded people while out on your bicycle. And it’s a greener mode of transport too.
With all the benefits of outdoors physical activity, regular cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses such as Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Stroke. It can also boost your mood, improving the symptoms of some mental health conditions such as Depression and Anxiety. Cycling can also help you maintain a healthy weight.
A little help goes a long way
We’ve compiled a list of some free resources online to help you get on your bike:
If you’ve not ridden a bicycle for a while, you may like some refresher sessions to help you feel more confident on the road – head to Witton Park Cycle Centre for sessions:
Check out the East Lancashire Connect Cycling App for route suggestions too
The Weavers Wheel has been designed by resident Kevin Riddehough to enable our community to get more out of cycling, whatever level you’re at, with three guides to check.
Find out how to fit your helmet, do basic repairs and checks and more from our re:fresh team:
Just starting out on your bike? Find out more about Cycle to Work Day
There are a series of short films on getting started from British Cycling about commuting by bike:
Cycling UK give you top tips for commuting to work: Commuting | Cycling UK
And if you’re working from home – don’t let that stop you!
Take a break from the screen and find a short, local route to get those endorphins pumping…
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