Cycle To Work Day
1 August, 2024 (All day)

The UK’s biggest celebration of cycle commuting is back on Thursday 1st August 2024! Whether you’ve never cycled before, not ridden in a while or cycle every day, Cycle to Work Day is for you. It’s a day to get in the saddle and experience the brilliant benefits everyday cycling offers – mental, physical and financial – first-hand.

It’s an event for everyone, from people who haven’t hopped on a bike since their school days to committed cycle commuters.

What’s matters is jumping on a bike, giving it a go and joining a community of cyclists sharing all that’s good about cycling to work. It began in 2013.

Spread the word

Doing something out of your comfort zone is a great way to boost your confidence. But you don’t have to go it alone – encourage your colleagues to get involved too. This can be great to get the whole team involved in the biking action. You could even take it a step further and look for local bike routes near you.

Safety first!

Safety is always the priority. Make sure you have a helmet that fits properly. Helmets are essential and help you enjoy the ride without worrying about any injuries. Reflective gear like a hi-vis vest or fluorescent strips for your bike can be good for visibility. Bright colours can help on rainy or cloudy days when it's more difficult to spot cyclists on the roads.

Route planning

Before setting off, it’s a good idea to plan your route. It might not be the usual commute you take to work – so familiarise yourself with the kinds of roads you’ll be passing. You might want to pick a route that has wide, flat roads to make it a little easier on the legs. If you have time, you could even give it a trial run beforehand. It's not every day you get to boost your mood, boost the planet and boost the funds in your wallet. Happy riding!