A bicycle made for you
During lockdown, the number of people getting on their bike doubled, and the West of England Combined Authority has since allocated £13m to invest in better measures for walking and cycling in the region.
Bristol already has an active cycle community, and a lot of the city centre is bike-friendly, with a network of cycle paths to help people get around.
Businesses can push for further improvements to our cycling infrastructure by joining CyclingWorks Bristol; a network of organisations that aim for better and safer cycling for commuters.
If you want help planning a route, whether it’s for work, or a fun day out, Sustrans is a great resource.
If you don’t have a bike, choosing one can feel like a big decision. Luckily, in Bristol there are a few friendly organisations that can help. Push - or manual - bikes are a greener option than e-bikes, because of the latter’s reliance on a separate energy source, but bikes in general are a more environmentally-friendly option than most other forms of transport.
If you like the idea of cycling but aren’t sure whether it’s for you, you can hire a bike or take advantage of some of the bike loan schemes available to Bristol residents and businesses.
And if you’re an employer or employee, why not consider joining the 40,000 other organisations in the UK and implement a Cycle to Work scheme, or set up a workplace challenge for your colleagues?