July 29, 2022
This year’s national Cycle to Work Day will be held on 4th August. It is the UK’s biggest commuting event and 2022 will be its 10th year.
This is a chance for everyone to cycle to work, get some exercise, burn a few calories and enjoy the fresh air. The campaign is set up to encourage people to choose this option as an alternative to driving to work. It is to promote and celebrate the hobby and get more people out on bikes to create healthier and more active communities.
There are many benefits to cycling. The main one being all the health benefits such as reducing stress levels, mental health and of course losing weight and burning calories. It’s also a great way to spend time with your family and friends. Cycling with other people is a good way to socialise, spur each other on and get competitive.
More people have had to work from home since the pandemic and cycling has been on the increase ever since. My family and I all purchased bikes during lockdown and it was one of the best investments we made. It enabled us to get out as a family and have fun during what was a very difficult time for everyone. We live on the outskirts of the peak district so cycling made us explore more of our local area, something we probably wouldn’t have done otherwise. Driving to the office isn’t really an option for me anymore when it’s only 10 minutes by car, instead, it’s cycling all the way from now on!
We are looking forward to taking part in national Cycle to Work Day and hope this annual event will encourage others to get on their bikes and reap the benefits of cycling!
About the author
Laura Reaney is a Paralegal within our Serious Injury Team.
Laura, who joined the team in 1998, originally started as an office junior before training as a Litigator. After gaining extensive experience within personal injury, Laura now specialises in assisting on complex and high value personal injury claims. Over the years she has assisted senior Solicitors in dealing with accident claims involving amputations, serious spinal injuries resulting in permanent disability, brain, head injuries and fatal accidents.