Cyclescheme is the UK's most popular cycle to work benefit, creating more cyclists than any other provider.

Cyclescheme 7: Ian

Cyclescheme 7: Ian

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 Ian.

CS: Where in the UK are you?


CS: What was your main motivation for getting a bike through Cyclescheme?

Necessity really - my wife and I only have one car, and commuting by public transport is unrealistic. It can take 2 1/2 hours, compared with 50 minutes via bike.

CS: How much did you spend with your Cyclescheme Certificate?

My bike was around £500. The accessories I have not I have built them up over time as and when required.

CS: How often do you commute to work by bike?

Usually it's once a week, but since September our son has been ill and on a reduced timetable at school, so logistically my wife has needed the car and I've cycled to work, so currently three times a week.CS: Where do you commute from and to? 

CS: Where do you commute form and to?

From Stockport to Eccles across Manchester

CS: How has cycling affected your daily life - do you feel healthier? Have you saved money?

feel better, certainly mentally it's made me much calmer, and clearly I'm fitter as my recorded times are quicker, and yes I'd say I've saved money compared to having a second car, or even using public transport. I do eat a lot more though, so maybe I've not saved as much as I think.

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