The average Briton spends 52-55 minutes commuting to and from work every day. This is skewed by 3 million who spend 2 or more hours every day travelling to and from work. Clearly this means the average Briton does a lot of sitting down in trains, buses and cars every day.
Commuting isn’t fun, we know that. It’s also a wasted opportunity: it’s an age sat down inactive, unable to do anything useful or fun. But need this be the case?
If your commute is a little shorter, you have more options. Cycling to work certainly wakes you up in the morning, and is a lot more enjoyable than sitting lifeless in a train, bus or car.
Commuting by bike is also incredibly good for you. No matter your ability or experience, it makes exercise a part of your daily routine (at times you would have otherwise largely wasted). The best way to get healthier is to make exercise regular.
It’s very easy to get involved in cycling. Whether you have to buy yourself a new bike, or get maintenance for an old one, you’ll also find it surprisingly inexpensive. So long as your commute isn’t unreasonably long, give it a try. You never know how much better your day will be.
If this has inspired you to take up cycling and you need equipment or maintenance, call Cycle-R on 01543 523606 or pop in store at 16-17 New hall, High Green Court, Cannock, WS11 1GR