Anil – Fun, fresh, fitness and better than driving. Reviewed by Andrew Culture on . I started cycling to work after joining the C2W scheme and purchased a hybrid bike to take me on road and gravel tracks. The main route I chose to commute on wa I started cycling to work after joining the C2W scheme and purchased a hybrid bike to take me on road and gravel tracks. The main route I chose to commute on wa Rating: 0
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Anil – Fun, fresh, fitness and better than driving.

Anil – Fun, fresh, fitness and better than driving.

I started cycling to work after joining the C2W scheme and purchased a hybrid bike to take me on road and gravel tracks. The main route I chose to commute on was approx 20 mile round trip along riverside dedicated cycle track, and countryside roads. So why did I decide to cycle and why did I continue to do so?

When I first started to cycle to work it was admittedly tough going. Bum hurt, legs hurt and quite tiring towards the end of the week. This lasted about a month.

Once the aches went away I started to enjoy it. It used to take me approx 45 mins to get to work, only 10 mins extra than when I took the car but without the added annoyance of sitting in a car for an hour a day. I arrived at work feeling awake, energised and that a true sense of achievement had been gained by cycling to work. It also saved me considerable fuel money; £60 a week.

The route I took was stunning. Early riverside cycle commuting really does prepare you for a long day at work; taking in the scenery, wildlife where I encountered a variery of birds, including a never-before-seen by me Barn Owl, herons and also otters and weasels.

I also managed to lose quite a bit of body weight; was nice for this to be pointed out by friends and family.

I unfortunately no longer cycle commute to work as my role changed as did my locations. I miss it tremendously and in my search for a new job am hoping I can find somewhere which will allow me to commute to work.

Cycle commuting; go on, give it a go!

Anil

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Andrew has been writing for more years than he cares to remember. Originally finding his voice by writing in punk zines Andrew also wrangles words for business clients. Andrew periodically writes books.

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