As the dust settles on the UK’s biggest-ever Cycle to Work Day and we all settle back into our daily lives - which hopefully involve cycling to work - we wanted to take this opportunity to say a great big ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part and to let you all know how it went.
Cyclescheme worked closely with British Cycling, Sustrans, Bicycle Association and Business in The Community to launch the campaign, but the real credit goes out to the people who took part and cycled to work on Thursday 12th September.
There is no definitive way of us knowing how many people took to their bikes on the day itself, but judging by the sheer level of activity we saw on the day, we’re pretty confident we’re well on our way to our target of 1-million commuting cyclists by 2021.
From looking at the statistics, we can see that tens of thousands of people from all over the UK pledged to cycle 256,932 miles to work. In so doing these participants collectively saved 6,821.17kg of CO2 while burning 12,071,397 calories! In addition, we had over 300 independent bike shops offering free bike health checks, scores of participant-organised events happening all over the country (including the fantastic electric bike commuter challenge from eBike Centre in Leicester), #cycletoworkday trended on Twitter and even Transport Minister Norman Baker MP got on his bike!
Check out the gallery of photos over on our Facebook page to get a glimpse into the amount of activity we saw happening on the day.
Once again, thank you to everyone who took part - see you all again next year!
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