On yer bike!
That’s what we’re encouraging our staff to do during Bike Month 2021, a UK-wide awareness month taking place now.
We’re offering staff check-ups for their bikes at The Cycle Hub’s bases in Grimsby and Cleethorpes to encourage them to ‘Love to Ride’ – the theme for this year.
And this week they will be joining in by riding to work this week in our very own Bike To Work Week, starting today.
Not only does cycling keep you fit and clock up those all-important green credentials by reducing carbon footprint, but it’s also a great way to see the world around us, the changing seasons, and take a little more time to discover our communities.
St Hugh’s Hospital’s director, Ashley Brown, said:
“Health is about more than just weight loss and eating well. Keeping active is a major part in looking after ourselves, and an important part of keeping health issues that can arise through inactivity at bay.
Cycling to work is a simple and positive change people can make for their own sake – and it has the bonus of getting us out of vehicles, too, thereby reducing carbon footprint. Not only that, this type of exercise can also help clear the mind… never mind reducing the mileage on your vehicle and the cost of fuel.”
The thought of getting in the saddle on a glorious warm morning is no hardship, but what about our notorious UK weather?
“We may not always escape the rain,” he added, “but cycling in all weathers really isn’t as difficult as people might think, so long as you dress appropriately and make sure the bike you use is well maintained.
“If you’re thinking about starting cycling to work, do it once or twice a week and take it from there. You don’t have to commit to it each and every day.
“Imagine… no more sitting in traffic jams on the commute… instead, enjoying everything nature has to offer, and some amazing views along the way, too.”