Cycle to Work Day is a national event which aims to encourage more people to cycle to work, with the ambitious goal of reaching one million cyclists by 2021. According to recent census data, 760,000 people cycle to work regularly, and this number is steadily rising.
Efforts from National Cycle to Work Day have seen tens of thousands more people cycle to work in 2013 and 2014. The push to cycle saves thousands of kilograms of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, with over 100,000kg already saved this year. Cycling is also a great way to keep fit, and over 14 million calories were burnt during this morning’s commute.
Today, Bowman Power Group had 22 employees take their bike to work (that’s 24% of Bowman’s employees!), with a total of 224 miles ridden – that’s 61.2kg of CO2 saved. Later on we will also be paid a visit from our local ‘bike doctor’, with the chance for everyone’s bike to receive a tune up.
We at Bowman think National Cycle to Work Day is a great way to promote a healthier, greener way to commute to work. Visit the event’s website for more details at: https://www.cycletoworkday.org/