1. Boost That Immune System
On average, regular cycle commuters take more than one sick day per year less than colleagues who do not cycle to work.
2. Halve Your Chances
Regular cycling can cut a riders risk by 50% of developing heart disease or cancer.
3. Extra Pocket Money
Commuting within London costs 47p a mile, with the average trip being 6.5 miles. At that rate, cycling to work for a week would save you £30. You could be sitting on an extra holiday for 2019!
4. New Year, New You
The average person will lose 13 lbs (5.8 kilograms) in their first year of cycling to work! Plus save on that gym membership (it starts gathering dust by March anyway), cycling burns between 400 and 1000 calories per hour.
5. Feel Good Factor!
Exercising for as little as 20-30 minutes releases endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and productivity. A study from Canada found that employees who cycled to work were less stressed when they arrived than car drivers, keep it zen!
6. Cut The Air Cr*p
This one is a bit more serious…but we all need to think about doing our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. Pollution levels in cities are endangering children and causing numerous health problems, luckily cycling is a great way to cut emissions while getting fitter and wealthier! Win, Win, Win.