“Once you start cycling, the city opens up for you. No longer are you fighting it, hot and frustrated; no longer are you at the mercy of bus drivers, roadworks, decisions made by others and over which you have no control. Believe me, once you’ve tasted this freedom, you’re hooked.” ~ Deborah Moggach

Bicycle riding is one of the best ways to get exercise into your daily routine. But have you ever thought about taking your bicycle and riding it to work? Well, there’s a day dedicated towards just that. As a holiday that just requires you and your bike, it’s one of the most celebrated holidays in the world because of how bike riding is such a popular activity. Read more about Cycle to Work Day’s history and see how you can participate in this awesome day.

History of Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day has multiple origins because it takes place on multiple days throughout the spring season. Cycle to Work Day is believed to have been started by the League of American Bicyclist in 1956. Places throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe take part in this holiday because bicycling has become a popular way of travel and a popular way of exercise. However, today’s holiday takes place in the United Kingdom.

According to cycletoworkday.org, Cycle to Work Day began in 2013 and has since grown into one of the most popular events in the United Kingdom. This day encourages adults to get on their bike and cycle to work just for one day. They believe that cycling can help improve the lives of adults everywhere by bringing health and fitness in just one day. One day can make all the difference and can get people hooked on bicycle riding for the rest of their lives. According to their website, in 2017 over 40,000 riders helped them celebrate the day and over a million miles were cycled as a result. As the holiday becomes ever more popular, the event coordinators that help operate the site hope that everyone who participates can be able to have fun and incorporate an awesome workout routine into their daily lives.

How to Celebrate Cycle to Work Day

If you live in the UK and this day is coming up, then join them by getting on your bike and dedicating the whole day by biking to and from work. If you don’t live in the UK, then find a local event near you where you can participate in a day of cycling. Share how many miles you biked by posting a picture of you on social media and use the hashtag #cycletoworkday and share it with your friends. If you want to make biking a regular part of your day, then place in a schedule you can work around and get cycling.

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Quick Facts

Dates
Every August 15th
Founded in
2013
Founded by
Cyclescheme
Websites
Cycle to Work Day
Hashtag
#CycletoWorkDay