Cycle to Work Day took place on Thursday 6th August this year. The UK’s biggest cycle commuting event, Cycle to Work Day is all about encouraging people to give cycling a go – even if it’s just for one day, instead of driving or using public transport to get to work.
This year, many of our ‘commutes’ have changed but there are still opportunities to incorporate cycling, whether it be to commute or ride anywhere, for any reason.
Anita Anderson, Travel Plan Coordinator at NELFT said: “As cycling promotes both physical and mental health and wellbeing, reduces carbon emissions, reduces pressure on public transport and car parking and saves money, we need to celebrate our cycling heroes and ensure we are making adequate provision for cyclists.
"We have electric assist bikes from Freebike available for NELFT staff to use free of charge, just download the Freebike app and register with your NELFT email address to get cycling.”
At NELFT, we celebrated Cycle to Work Day with a breakfast for cyclists and Bike Registration packs at Jane Atkinson Health and Wellbeing Centre as well as introducing our Waltham Forest Bicycle User Group (BUG).
BUG is a group to share information and identify any issues relating to cycling both for commuting and work travel, it’s also a way for anyone new to cycling to get tips and information, to find a buddy to commute with or help planning routes.
Many short journeys are quicker by bike than by car and with the ongoing improvements and investments in infrastructure it’s getting even easier to travel by bike than ever before.