Woman cycling in Hyde Park (copyright Simon MacMichael) If you didn’t know already, cycling to work can save you a lot of money compared to using a car or public transport – and as the squeeze on our incomes due to inflation and high interest rates continues to hit hard, there’s no better time to start reaping the benefits for your health and your bank balance. Aimed at people considering cycling to work as a way of helping them get through the cost-of-living crisis but who do not regularly ride a bike currently, in this feature we’ll be looking at what you need to consider before setting out on your first two-wheeled commute.
While we will be pointing you towards some of our buyer’s guides and other features related to commuting, with the choice of bikes and other bits of kit often daunting to newcomers, the prime focus here is getting you started. Financial (and health) benefits
First, it’s worth stressing that the benefits of cycling to work aren’t just financial (although the latter is of course significant).
For instance, it’s well-documented in studies that people who travel to work by bike are less stressed and more productive while they are there, and are generally happier all-round, even when away from the workplace.
What Equipment Does A Tour de France Pro Train On? That will partly be due to those endorphins your body has released while you’ve been pedalling, and also because unlike some of your colleagues you will not have […]