Bicycle Network is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that believes that riding bicycles makes life better for everyone and everything. They believe in liveable places where people are physically active and aim to make it easier, safer and more accessible for people to ride bikes. Their initiatives include advocating for safer riding routes, events, related services and more.
With various campaigns across the country, Ride2Work is a major cross-state campaign encouraging individuals to choose a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation. According to Bicycle Network’s research, two out of every three Australians don’t exercise regularly enough to maintain their health. In conjunction with this, as cities expand, traffic congestion worsens, and pollution increases exponentially. Bicycles are the sensible and easy solution to all of these problems.
Commuting to work by bike has numerous benefits. It’s one of the easiest and most time-efficient ways to get to work. There’s no sitting in traffic amongst thousands of other irritated commuters, no more searching for parking and walking for ages to get to your office. Riding to work means you can zip through the traffic, pull up right outside the office and even get there early.
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The benefits of riding to work by bike are extensive. Regular commuting by bike will help improve your overall health and fitness. Riding regularly can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, obesity and depression. Employees who participated in regular exercise were generally healthier, took fewer sick days and were productive.
You’ll find yourself saving time and money in the long run. Imagine slashing your fuel bill and your commute time together. Bicycle Network found that peak-hour city trips of up to 10kms are typically faster by bike than by any other transport form. You’ll not only be saving money on fuel but also on spinning classes and gym memberships that you no longer need.
Riding to work isn’t just better for you, it’s better for the environment too. Every kilometre you ride a bike instead of driving a car saves more than 240 grams of carbon. Consider the reduction of carbon emissions over time if everyone rode to work just one day a week for a year.
Bicycle Network’s Ride2Work day takes place on the 18th of October. They’re encouraging people to consciously don their helmets and pedal to work instead of driving on the 18th of October and more regularly. Make sure you register here
We’ll be riding to work on Wednesday. Are you joining us?
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