Cycling-To-Work and How It Can Help You
Posted - March 31, 2014
At the moment, we are seeing that only 2% of journeys in the UK are made by bike. Our mission is to increase that average to make for a “Healthier” and “Greener” nation, trying to bring the United Kingdom up to speed with some of the more renowned cycling countries within the EU (such as Holland).
With Cycle Solutions, making your decision to start cycling to work is an easy one, with so many bikes and equipment available to choose from, you can rest assured that there will be a bike in our range which “tickles” your fancy.
The cycle to work scheme also brings about very attractive savings, allowing you to say Thank-you to the tax man . . . perhaps for once, by means of making your monthly payments directly from your salary, better known as a salary sacrifice. In using the scheme offered by Cycle Solutions, you could save up to 48% off the cost of a new bike and safety equipment, making your savings through Tax & National Insurance.
The first benefit which springs to mind, is the financial aspect of the scheme, which means you can save some money against the cost of your new bike, you will also notice you are spending so much less money at the fuel station, topping up your car for the week ahead.
Another benefit of being able to cycle to work, is the extraordinary health & well-being benefits you get from just jumping on your bike for that 30 minutes to one hour per day. Below is a list of the potential benefits you can reap from cycling to work:
- Up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease & stroke
- Up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
- Up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
- Up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
- A 30% lower risk of early death
- Up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
- Up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
- A 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
- Up to a 30% lower risk of depression
- Up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
By cycling to work, you can also help in the fight against global climate change, which has recently been blamed for the series of storms the UK have suffered over the past few weeks.