Cycle to work day 2015
Herculean efforts in both 2013, and 2014, saw tens of thousands of commuters hit the streets and cycle over a half of a million miles for Cycle to Work Day. Hundreds of employers have also supported the day, ranging for start ups like Pact Coffee & Rumble Labs, to large national companies such as Amey & Rolls Royce and organisations such as NHS Greater Glasgow and now Stephenson Group.
This far reaching support ensures that Cycle to Work Day’s message is spread far and wide, but to truly fulfil our aims and see a million people regularly cycle commuting by 2021 we need you to get in the saddle with Cycle to Work Day and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to give cycling a go.
Thinking of getting on your bike, here’s some interesting facts about why it’s good:
- 20 times less dangerous than not cycling
- 97% chance of not getting rained on
- Twice as fast as a car in traffic
- 75% of the UK has a journey to work which takes less than 30 minutes
- £230 a year to boost the UK economy for every new cyclist
- At current rates, 60% of the population will be obese by 2050
- A bike takes 6.2 tonnes less carbon than a car to make
- The average commute is just 4 miles
- Typical travel time for a cycle commute is 22 minutes
- 10 bikes can be parked in the space it takes to park one car
- A middle-aged cyclist is typically as fit as someone 10 years younger
- 16 mile commute = 800 calories. That’s 4 bags of crisps or 12 fig rolls or 6 bananas or 6 cans of coke
- 60% of car trips are shorter than 5 miles
- It makes you happier (fact)
You can learn more about Cycle to Work Day just here.