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MOTION

THE CYCLING REVOLUTION

Become happier – ride a bike.

BY LARS ANDERSSON, TEAM TEKSTWERK Do you want less stress at work? To eat healthier? To feel mentally healthier? Fever sick days? To drink and smoke less? Then ride a bike! Because they could be the results if you only cycle to work three times a week, according to a study by Cyclescheme/Cycle to Work in Great Britain. The organisation has surveyed 10,000 cycle commuters – and 48 percent tell that they eat healthier, 47 percent that they feel mentally healthier and 45 percent experience less stress at work (see box, ed.). “In 2015 cycling to work is more popular and more accessible than ever in United Kingdom with more than one in twenty (7 %, ed.) of the population choosing to commute by bike. And this cycling to work improves productivity, reduces staff turnover and decreases sick days. Research from 2014 shows that this can be quantified as saving the economy 83 million pounds in prevented sick days annually and increasing staff productivity by 15 per cent,” Richard Grigsby, founder of Cyclescheme, says. So ride your bike. READ MORE ABOUT THE ECONOMICS IN CYCLING: www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/files/file_public/economy1frv.pdf www.triplepundit.com/special/business-of-biking/biking-improves-employee-productivity/

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SPORT EXECUTIVE

THE AVERAGE CYCLIST IN UK The average cycle commuter in 2015 is 41 years. He cycles to work three times a week. He travels an average 6-10 miles per return journey. He has been cycling for 2-4 years. He spends 227 pounds on cycle clothing and equipment per year. He most likely reads The Guardian, BBC or Metro.

WHEN YOU RIDE TO WORK… 48 % eat healthier. 47 % feel mentally healthier. 45 % experience less stress at work. 42 % are ill less. 38 % try other exercise. 29 % drink less. 21 % smoke less. Source: Cycling 10:10 Report. Cycling to work 2005-2025; past, present, future. March 2015 by cyclescheme.co.uk.

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