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.

Learn about Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day has been created in order to encourage people to do just that: cycle to work. It encourages people to give their bike a go and cycle to work, at least for one day of the year. There are so many different benefits that are associated with cycling to work. Not only is this good for your health but you are going to be doing your bit for the environment as well. There have even been government and state initiatives created around the world to encourage people to cycle to work more often.

There are many different reasons why you should consider biking to work. Firstly, you may find that it is actually a lot of fun! Plus, biking to work is good for you! You are going to start the day off with some exercise, and there is no better way to start the day. This will make you feel good and happy for the rest of the day. After all, exercising releases those chemicals that make us feel happy. There are a number of other benefits to consider as well. For example, you are going to be able to save a considerable amount of money by cycling to work. It is worth totalling up how much you currently spend on your commute to work, whether you drive there or take the train. This money only adds up over time. When you cycle to work, the only expense you are going to have is your bike and a lock to secure it. If you calculate the difference over the course of a year, you are going to be able to save quite a lot of money! You will probably be surprised by just how much. So, you get fresh air, you can avoid traffic jams, you get some exercise added to your daily routine, and while you do this, you get to save a considerable amount of money in the process. Sounds good, right?

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.

It is also good to encourage other people to cycle to work on this date as well. In the build-up to it, why not post information on social media that you can share with other people? You can let them know about the event and post some of the benefits that are associated with cycling to work so that they are encouraged to do the same thing. This is a great way to get everyone involved and get more people cycling to work, which is what it is all about!

In addition to this, you could use the day to pimp your bike! If you are already a keen cyclist, you probably already have a bike that you rely on and that you use regularly. So, why not treat yourself to some new improvements for your bike? There are a lot of great accessories online that can make your bike rides more enjoyable and safer, as well as gadgets that can give you great information about your rides and the workouts you are having. 

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