Ever wondered how your commuting experience differs to others? Each month we share the story of a real Cyclescheme cycle commuter and ask them seven questions to sum up their experience from their two-wheeled commute. This month, it's Brett.
Each month we feature one Cyclescheme participant and share their commuting story. We ask the same seven questions (hence the name, The Cyclescheme Seven) in a bid to build up a picture of cycle commuters across the UK. From John O'Groats to Lands End we scour the country for the real cycle commuters who take to their bike each morning. If you'd like to feature on our website, just drop us a line on: firstname.lastname@example.org with "I'm in' in the subject line.
This month we caught up with Brett to see how his commute has changed his life.
CS: Where in the UK are you?
CS: What was your main motivation for getting a bike through Cyclescheme?
I already commute to work most days in the summer on a touring bike, but like most cyclists i needed just one more bike!
CS: What bike did you get and why?
For the rough winter days i bought a Brompton so i can take it on the local trains and have a break from the rain or ice.
CS: How much did you spend with your Cyclescheme Certificate?
My Cyclescheme certificate cost came to £900.
CS: How often do you commute to work by bike?
I tend to cycle 4 times per a week and this is all year round.
CS: Where do you commute from and to?
Exmouth to Exeter , about 10 miles each way, including great views as the route is mainly on the Exe Estuary trail. The trail is perfect as it is almost all off road.
CS: How has cycling affected your daily life - do you feel healthier? Have you saved money?
It's definitely a great way to keep fit and it helps me to wind down after work. Certainly saved money as we only run one car. Also my son has got the cycling bug from seeing me head off each day and now commutes by bike to school