There are lots of benefits to cycling to work, from getting fit to saving the environment. Here are a few reasons why you should consider leaving the car at home and cycling to Eskmills instead!
1. Get more exercise
Cycling to work is a great way to add more exercise to your daily routine, especially if you usually sit at a desk for eight hours a day. Cycling for 30 minutes burns around 250 calories, so just by going to and from work you can easily burn 500 calories a day! Cycling also gives you a great low-impact workout, helping you to build strength, stamina and general fitness.
2. Boost your mental health
Being outside in the fresh air, getting exercise and admiring the beautiful scenery… what could be better? This can all help to boost your mental health, making you happier and and reducing stress. In the mornings, this can give you a motivational boost so you’re ready to tackle the day, and on your evening commute you can let off steam and get rid of any stresses from the day.
3. Save money
If you don’t have a bike already, you will have to spend some money buying a decent model to get you back and forth to work every day. But after the initial outlay, there’s not much to pay for. Unlike a car, which requires topping up with petrol every week, regular servicing and repairs and sometimes parking charges or permits, bikes are completely free to run. Just make sure to fix any maintenance issues to keep your bike running smoothly – you could even do this yourself to save even more money.
4. Bike facilities at Eskmills
To encourage more people to cycle to work, we’ve made sure to provide all the facilities you need here at Eskmills. As well as bike shelters to keep you bike safe and secure, we also have showers on-site so you can freshen up before starting work.
5. Better for the environment
Commuting by bike is much better for the environment than driving to work every day. As bikes don’t require any fuel, they are one of the only pollution-free modes of transport. One person cycling just 6 miles to and from work every day would save around 1500kg of greenhouse gas emissions every year.