bike chained upWe are challenging our staff to ride into work at least once this week. What are you doing for bike week at your place of work?

There are so many different ways to ride your bike even for the not-so-keen cyclist there really is something for everyone. From road cycling, mountain biking, BMX to track cycling. They’re all quite different, even though they are all done on bikes, and need a different set of skills.

What do you need?

  • A bike (second-hand bikes can start as little as £30 but new starter bikes can begin at £150)
  • A helmet
  • Suitable clothing for the weather and trousers that won’t get caught in the chain or wheels
  • If you’re going for a longer ride then padded shorts are a good idea for added comfort
  • Reflective clothing and lights for riding in the dark

Whichever style of bike you go for its widely known cycling is good for your health and keeping you fit but it’s also a cheaper alternative to travelling by car. You don’t have to be a BMXer or a mountain biker to dust off that saddle and get peddling!

Check out these links to help you get started:

Here at the Festival of Cycling HQ we are celebrating bike week
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