Taking your bike to work is a fantastic way to help the environment, plus it gets you some much needed fresh air. Here are 10 great cycling tips for when your cycle to work.
Ask a friend to cycle with you - Cycling with a friend can make the journey so much more fun!
Try the cycle route out on a weekend - Try out the route you’re going to take before your work morning, that'll make the process so much easier.
Take some spare clothes to work - Cycling in work clothes is no fun, take a spare change of clothes with you and change when you get to work.
Use a cycle route planner - Plan your route to find the quickest way for you to get to work with no hassle.
Helmet - It goes without saying it’s important to always wear your helmet.
Learn how to change a flat -Learning simple tasks like this can save you so much hassle on your route.
Watch for parked car doors swinging open - Passengers, especially kids, don’t always see cyclists before they open their doors. Be sure to watch out for any opening doors.
Wear clothing that can easily be seen by motorists - Mirrored helmets and bright cycling clothes are always helpful!
Begin with an achievable distance - If you’re new to cycling, maybe start with short journeys to the shop first and work your way up to cycling to work.
Bike lights - As the weather draws in and nights get darker, there’s a good chance you’ll be cycling home in the dark.
Those are our 10 handy tips for when you cycle your way to work!