You might also get the chance to see some beautiful parks, countryside or rivers on your route – but you won’t know until you try!
Katie’s top tip #2: Get some good front and rear lights if you’re cycling at night
Whether on the track or on the road, safety is paramount when you’re on your bike.
With the winter drawing ever nearer, darkness will fall sooner and sooner so make sure you don’t get caught short by getting some sturdy lights for the front and rear of the bike.
As if that wasn’t enough, lights will also allow everyone to see you taking to two wheels!
Katie’s top tip #3: Remember to pump your tyres up – your life will be so much easier
There’s no walk of shame quite like having to wheel your bike down the road with a puncture – so make sure you’re prepared!
Before each ride, it’s always worth checking that your bike is in tip-top shape, particularly if your route to and from work goes over different surfaces.
That way you can make sure your tyres are prepared for when it matters most.
Katie’s top tip #4: Why not meet up with a colleague on the way and get some chat in
Just like anything, cycling is so much more fun when you do it with someone else.
So why not find a colleague who can join you in the morning commute to give yourself some company on two wheels?
Not only will you get some good chat in, but those menacing hills will also feel a whole lot easier and the miles will fly by!
Katie’s top tip #5: Get panniers so you don’t get a sweaty back from your backpack
It’s fair to say we speak for everyone when we say the last thing we want is a sweaty person in the office…
A shower or change of clothes might not be an option, but you can invest in a pannier to stop yourself getting a sweaty back from your rucksack.
That way it will be a pleasant experience for everyone involved – and won’t make you feel rough before you’ve even started your day!
Katie’s top tip #6:Enjoy it, you’re beating all the cars!
The most important thing to remember is that you’re on your bike because you want to be!
While there will be numerous benefits to getting out there, none will be as high as the smile on your face and the satisfaction of knowing you’re getting a brilliant workout before you’ve even started.
So what are you waiting for, get involved with Cycle to Work Day – and then make it a habit all-year round!
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