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

Andrew James - Wales

Andrew James - Wales

I've just turned 50 and I've been commuting to work for the last 14 years.

My 56-mile round trip from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff is just a little too much to cycle everyday, so I pop the bike in the back of the car, drive half way and cycle the rest into the city centre making use of the wonderful traffic free Taff Trail at every opportunity.

I recently took advantage of Cyclescheme and bought this little beauty pictured above. It's so much fun to commute on! I also Mountain Bike at the weekends (if I have any energy left) and usually do a couple of 8 to 12 hour events in the summer. So commuting to work also doubles up as really good training for said events. I suppose you could say I'm a bit of a cycling nut! My wife probably has a different view.

Come rain or shine, and not forgetting the wind, hail and snow, I'm out there Monday to Friday making my way too and from work. Last year's 4000 commuting miles could probably have been bettered if it wasn't for a few weeks off due to a hernia operation!


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