On 3 September bicycles across the country will be dusted off from garden sheds as the nation celebrates Cycle to Work Day.
Census data suggests that 76,000 people in the UK cycle to work on a regular basis, and this number is rising.
According to cycling charity CTC, those aged between 21-29 making the completing the most cycle rides per year. And with cycle traffic increasing every year since 2008, more and more people are gearing up to take to the streets for a two-wheel ride.
At Perseverance Works, tenants have access to Cyclescheme and can reduce and spread the cost of a new bike. Our very own Khagen was one of the first to take up the offer, buying a trusty steed for his 25-mile round-trip between work and home.
CTC suggests that 44% of those aged 5+ have access to or own a bicycle. So if you are one of the lucky ones (if not, borrow a Boris Bike!), why not find your helmet, pump your tyres and leap on a bicycle on 3 September.
Don’t forget your high-vis jacket!