3rd August marks the celebration of Cycle to Work Day and Bishop & Sewell LLP are proud to join the party by encouraging us all to start, and keep, peddling. Heather Small’s catchy melody and uplifting lyrics as featured this blog’s heading can ring strong in your mind as the rhythmic peddling takes you into the working day feeling energised and refreshed, says Stephen Smithers.
It’s great to challenge oneself to something new every now and then. Try asking yourselves some of these questions:
- Do you ever find fitting exercise into your daily routine challenging?
- Wouldn’t it be nice if those travel expenses could disappear from your statement?
- When sitting at your desk for long periods, do you begin to feel mentally and physically groggy and/or foggy?
- Do you ever want a break from giving up your evening/early morning to go to the gym?
- Do you wish you could be more focussed, and less distracted when performing at work?
- With the ever-pressing climate emergency, do you wonder which steps you could take to reduce your carbon footprint?
- Do you wish you could sleep more restfully at night, or feel less sleepy when in the office?
- Do you struggle to get headspace amongst the hustle and bustle of travelling to work, particularly if your mode of public transport is densely populated?
Hopefully these questions are ringing a few bells; they certainly permeate through the mind this writer and luckily, cycling to work presents the perfect opportunity to counteract these points!
Cycling is proven to have a host of benefits, including but not limited to:
- Better well-being – clearer headspace, deeper sleep at night and long-term benefits to our physical health;
- Fewer travel expenses
- Reduction in carbon footprint – CO2 emitted per kilometre ridden on a bike (from growth and production of food required to produce the energy) more than 10 times less than CO2 emitted by a car, and several times less than public transport too;
- Increased fitness – It’s a low-impact, adaptable exercise that can burn calories at a rate of 400-750 calories per hour, depending on a variety of factors;
- Saved time on travel (depending on your commute) and exercise through other means, e.g., at the gym.
Several of us at B&S cycle to work daily whilst others are using today’s celebration as an opportunity to give cycling a go.
Why don’t you try? Go on… just keep peddling, and who knows, you might catch the bug!
The above is accurate as at 01 August 2023. The information above may be subject to change.
The content of this note should not be considered legal advice and each matter should be considered on a case-by-case basis.