The numbers behind Cycle to Work Day 2016

Cyclescheme, 19.09.2016

The numbers behind Cycle to Work Day 2016

This year saw a new record set for miles pledged for Cycle to Work Day. 

This year saw a new record set for miles pledged for Cycle to Work Day. 

In a record-breaking year for Cycle to Work Day, we were thrilled to see just how successful the campaign has become, encouraging people to take to two wheels and enjoy the pleasure of everyday cycling. Over 1,000 employers took part, with a combined workforce of over 1.3 million staff.

  • The total miles pledged for #CycleToWorkDay would take you more than 27 times around the world
  • Enough calories were burned on #CycleToWorkDay to complete over 165 distance of the Tour de France 
  • The amount of  C02 saved on #CycleToWorkDay was the equivalent of more than 19 return flights from London to Sydney

Cycle to Work Day 2016 infographic

And of course, #CycleToWorkDay trended at number one on Twitter in the UK for several hours, and at number 3 worldwide. See some of the top tweets from Cycle to Work Day here.

Thousands of you sent us pictures of yourselves with your bikes on your #CycleToWorkDay commute, generating a massive buzz – it was fantastic to see the camaraderie and enjoyment everyone shared in taking part. Check out the photos on Cycle to Work Day Facebook Gallery.

One of the new features for this year’s Cycle to Work Day was the introduction of the London Bike Tube – a series of guided rides into the city centre – led by the London Cycling Campaign to encourage people to try cycling to work.

We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the supporting Cycle to Work Day and making it a fantastic nationwide event!

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