The Cyclescheme Seven: what's your commute really like?

Cyclescheme, 10.01.2014

The Cyclescheme Seven: what's your commute really like?

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 Dominic.

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: socialmedia@cyclescheme.co.uk with "I'm in' in the subject line.

This month we caught up with Dominic to see how his commute has changed his life.

CS: Where in the UK are you?

Dominic: Liverpool.

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

Dominic: I wanted to buy a decent bike for my daily commute after my decrepit Raleigh Banana’s frame snapped. My employer offers a Cycle to Work scheme so I jumped at the chance to buy a new bike without having to pay for it up-front.

CS: What bike did you get and why?

Dominic: I bought a Creme Cafe Racer in Black. It’s a steel framed sit-up-and-beg town bike with 7-speed hub gears. I bought it because it’s a comfortable ride, looks great and has a front rack for carrying groceries and bags.

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

Dominic: £600

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

Dominic: 5 days a week.

CS: Where do you commute from and to?  

Dominic: Wavertree to Liverpool City Centre (approx. 3.5 miles).

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

Dominic:  I’ve cycled to work for years but I notice the difference when I don’t cycle to work. In the main, cycling makes me feel healthier, happier and prepares me for a day’s work.

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