Cycle to Work Day highlights benefits of commuting by bike

National Cycle to Work Day is being held today, 12 September.

Launched by Cyclescheme and supported by British Cycling, Bicycle Association, Business in the Community and Sustrans, it aims to highlight the benefits of cycling as a means of transport and encourage more people to cycle, more often.

Various events are being held for cyclists across the country, including free breakfasts, free health checks at a range of cycle retailers and bike safety roadshows.

Dame Sarah Storey, the multiple gold medal-winning Paralympian, will be taking part in the day and has invited people to pledge to ride.

Daniel Gillborn, director at Cyclescheme, said: “Cycle to Work Day aims to highlight the benefits of cycling as an effective way of commuting to work. This will inevitably mean there will be more cyclists on the roads. 

“To ensure everyone has an enjoyable commute, we’re asking everyone taking part to ensure their bike has been checked over, that they have planned their route to work and that they have everything they need for their journey.”