Caught up with the news recently? Then you’ve probably heard about the new study that says cycling to work can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease in half. The five year study carried out by researchers at the University of Glasgow compared the impacts of an ‘active commute’ as opposed to taking public transport or driving in.
Granted, it’s quite a bold statement, and whether or not you think it is totally accurate, there’s no denying that cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy…and that’s not the only reason people choose to commute to work, as we explore below!
- De-Stress – Start your day the right way
How many times do you find yourself stuck in traffic, raging at other drivers? Let’s face it, it’s not the best way to start your day…but imagine a commute that consisted of fresh air, no traffic, and little stress?
Ok, so we’re not saying cycling to work isn’t going to solve all of your problems, but studies have proved that it can reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleeping patterns and alleviate symptoms of depression, so it could make your day just that little bit better!
- Get there quicker
Obviously, this is going to depend on where you live, where you’re travelling and how much traffic your area is plagued with, but some commuters find that cycling to their place of work is easier and takes less time than travelling by car or public transport.
Look out for sites like Sustrans, as this will help you find cycling routes in your area, which may just make your commute that much easier!
- Save Money
How much money do you spend a week on petrol or public transport? It all adds up!
And granted, purchasing a new bike may seem like a lot of investment up front, but, in the long run, you may end up saving yourself big bucks. And plus, with bike finance options and a cyclescheme available, now is the perfect time to think about changing your daily commute!
Of course, these are just a few of the reasons people choose to cycle to work – we’ve not even gone over the fact that it is great for the environment, a way to get your 30 mins of fitness in without having to go out of your way to exercise and that research shows cyclists avoid inhaling as much pollution as drivers or people who commute on public transport (we know it sounds odd, but we’re not making it up! It’s based on a study by carried out by Imperial College London!)
So, thinking about changing the way you commute to work? Check out some of our favourite Hybrid Bike’s below!
Perfect for commuting, exploring urban areas and even further afield, the Cube Curve Womens bike is perfect for those looking for a comfortable, reliable ride every time.
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Perfect for touring and commuting to work, the Scott Sub Cross 40 emphasizes comfort and convenience. Plus, it’s available in both male and female geometries.
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Tyre’s that never go flat? Yes Please! Say hello to the Specialized Alibi Sport Step Thru…
Fed up with fixing this, or pumping that? Specialized hear you, and hence have created the perfect low maintenance bike, designed specifically for women. With it’s easy step thru design, anti rust chain and puncture proof, airless tyres, every ride will be as easy as can be!
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Perfect for your everyday commute, and taking on steep, rough trails, the Cube Nature Pro is designed to tackle every ride. With it’s high-quality frame, powerful hydraulic brakes, and a comfortable suspension fork, the Nature Pro is your partner for every adventure.
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Boasting an ultra-light frame and the comfort of a more upright riding position, the Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 is designed to slay miles of carbon with ease.
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Perfect for weekend rides, and daily commutes, the Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Pro 500 offers extra power on tap, to make every journey faster and more exciting. With the latest Bosch drive technology, this e-bike combines second to none performance with day to day practicality!
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Plus don’t forget we’re still running our Pedal offer, where you can get 50% off pedals, when you purchase any bike….what are you waiting for!