Friday, 11 April 2014
Not impressive at all but important to blog this. Twice this week I've been lucky enough to bike to work. It's only five miles and has been dry so this little spin really is a pleasure. At least 50% of it is countryside so that's nice too.
There's more to it than that though. Last week the UK was in the grip of horrendous air pollution caused by a combination of Sahara dust, light winds and fossil fuel emissions. A vast amount of that is down to motor vehicles. If all of us ride to work when we can (I don't usually get the opportunity due to having to drive kids to school in Kettering,) then it will make a difference to our environment. The government recognises this and many people, like me benefit from Ride to Work Schemes. So I find it bewildering when I read that not everyone benefits even in the government as detailed in this article from Bike radar. You can see all the benefits of cycling to work here Cycle to Work Alliance.
So can cycling save the penguins, reduce greenhouse gases, clean up our air and make us all healthier, wealthier and wiser? This Report says yes. Another article from the same report expands on Denmark leading the way. Finally this is my favourite article 60 benefits of bike commuting.
Posted by Richard Lindsley at 12:10