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 Jim.
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 complete the entry form at the bottom of this page.
This month we caught up with David to see how her 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 was able to purchase a good quality Mountain Bike.
CS: What bike did you get and why?
My first bike was Specialized Rockhopper and then I got a Cinelli Seatta road bike on my next Cyclescheme request.
CS: How much did you spend with your Cyclescheme Certificate?
Both of my Cyclescheme certificates came to £1,000 which emant I only paid £750 over the course of 12 months.
CS: How often do you commute to work by bike?
I probably average two times a week throughout the year.
CS: Where do you commute from and to?
Stacksteads - Accrington direct on road is 10 miles, between 11-13 off road. I mix up the routes which can mean a 20 mile commute. During the summer I will usually try to do at least one 30 mile plus ride into work each week.
CS: How has cycling affected your daily life - do you feel healthier? Have you saved money?
Yes, cycling ensures I stay healthy and means that I can continue sharing one car with my wife. During the last twelve months I have saved in excess of £600 on bus fares.
Are you ready to revolutionise your commute?