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Use a bicycle

Themes: Children, Commuting, Mobility, Health and wellbeing, Money saving, Fun

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Two cyclists on cycle path smiling

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After walking, bikes are the most energy-efficient form of transport. Hopping on a bike can be up to five times faster than walking, and use 50 to 80 times less energy than driving. All while making you feel great and live longer.

Cycling can help clean up our air, improve traffic congestion and reduce noise pollution in Bristol. If more of us cycled we could improve our environment, build our fitness and save money all at the same time.

Not everyone can ride a bike, but in Bristol there are people with disabilities who depend on their bicycle. Blind and partially sighted cyclists can cycle with sighted volunteers through LifeCycleUK. Cycling Without Age even provides older people living in care homes with a pedal powered sofa so they can get out and about and feel the wind in their hair!

If you’re new to cycling, there’s never been a better time to start in Bristol. Sign up to Better by Bike’s loan scheme to try a bike out, or see if your employer is signed up to the Cycle to Work scheme. You can receive free lessons and maintenance classes to keep you and your bike in ship shape.

Discover your local area or head further afield on Bristol’s fantastic network of cycle paths, with free bike pumps available along the way if your tyres need a top-up.

 

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Use a bicycle

Themes: Children, Commuting, Mobility, Health and wellbeing, Money saving, Fun

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Two cyclists on cycle path smiling

Description

After walking, bikes are the most energy-efficient form of transport. Hopping on a bike can be up to five times faster than walking, and use 50 to 80 times less energy than driving. All while making you feel great and live longer.

Cycling can help clean up our air, improve traffic congestion and reduce noise pollution in Bristol. If more of us cycled we could improve our environment, build our fitness and save money all at the same time.

Not everyone can ride a bike, but in Bristol there are people with disabilities who depend on their bicycle. Blind and partially sighted cyclists can cycle with sighted volunteers through LifeCycleUK. Cycling Without Age even provides older people living in care homes with a pedal powered sofa so they can get out and about and feel the wind in their hair!

If you’re new to cycling, there’s never been a better time to start in Bristol. Sign up to Better by Bike’s loan scheme to try a bike out, or see if your employer is signed up to the Cycle to Work scheme. You can receive free lessons and maintenance classes to keep you and your bike in ship shape.

Discover your local area or head further afield on Bristol’s fantastic network of cycle paths, with free bike pumps available along the way if your tyres need a top-up.

 

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