A British politician famously once told the unemployed to ‘get on your bike’ and find work. This didn’t go down too well, but there are numerous other reasons for jumping on your bike and pedalling off. Try these for size.
No fuel, no fumes, and you’re not contributing to traffic queues. Biking is the way to go for a nature lover.
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Cycling gives your body a good workout and will help you get fit. If you’re feeling a bit down, it certainly gets those endorphins going.
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Just imagine how smug you will feel as you sail past the frustrated motorists stuck in queues.
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We can all do with cutting back on expenses in these difficult times, and even if you need a car for other purposes, it’s more economical to leave it at home for short journeys. If you can do without it altogether, all the better.
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Why not encourage your employers to offer facilities for cyclists?
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You also save time otherwise spent waiting for buses to turn up, and the bike will take you door to door.
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Less pollution and traffic, together with improved health, is good for society as a whole.
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You needn’t spend a lot on buying one for normal road use. Nor will you be shelling out for road tax, fuel, expensive servicing or huge repair bills.
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So are you convinced? Will you be getting on your bike? What’s the best thing about cycling for you?
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