Here’s why cycle commuting is great…

1. Nothing better clears the head for a day at work than a morning cycle.

2. Equally, nothing focuses the mind quite as much as having to dice with drivers. And if your job involves physical strength all the better – like the Incredible Hulk you get stronger as you get angrier.

3. It beats sitting on a stinky bus.

4. It beats sitting on a stinky train.

5. It beats having to pay for petrol and parking.

6. The smug sense of satisfaction as you pass queuing traffic.

7. The smug sense of satisfaction as you enter your workplace bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (while your colleagues look like death warmed up).

8. Excellent for natural show-offs – what other pastime would let you wear self-illuminating, hi-viz yellow kit in public?

9. Confirms all your prejudices about taxi drivers.

10. Career progression – cycling is the new golf, doncha know? Pedal up alongside the MD when he’s riding home and chat about your mutual bike love.

So what do you love about cycling to work?

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  • Amedeo Felix

    I can only agree with:

    3. It beats sitting on a stinky bus.

    4. It beats sitting on a stinky train.

    5. It beats having to pay for petrol and parking.

    You missed teh negatives:

    1. Stinky roads.

    2. Raised blood pressure from dealing with:
    a. Idiot drivers
    b. Idiot pedestrians
    c. Idiot cyclists (oh yes)

    3. Arriving at work sweaty and uncomfortable and so:
    a. either be relatively uncomfortable teh whole day
    b. use the disgusting communal shower, and feel even more sullied

    I cycle because there is no better choice. I sure as hell don’t like it though.

  • Paul Hossfield

    11. You get to tear through the donuts with impunity.

  • sjs

    At 7.35 this morning. approaching Leeds City Centre the score was one cyclist on road, two nutters riding bikes on pavement. Cycling to work eh?

  • Rodger Waters

    Got a driving ban in 2011 cause of a brain wobble, had to get mobile so after 30 odd years I brought a bike, haven’t stopped cycling since it goes to show Every Cloud eh.