As cyclists we can make a real difference to beating COVID by doing what we love – riding our bikes. Especially if you’re returning to your workplace, using your bike to commute will ease pressure and crowding on public transport and reduce congestion on the roads.
So as well as seeing your bike as a tool for adventure, competition or fitness, maybe start to view it also as a tool for daily life. Whether it’s cycling to the shops, arranging to meet-up with a friend or getting out with the kids ask yourself, “could I do this by bike?”.
If you’re thinking of embracing cycling more into your life – especially if you’re fairly new to cycling, we’d strongly recommend checking out British Cycling’s Commute Smart Video series. Covering all of the basics including road positioning, planning your route and what to wear, these 13 videos will answer all of your cycling commuting queries and hopefully ease any doubts or reservations you have. For more experienced riders or those who want to get some training benefits from their commutes, there’s also a video with hints and tips for this too.
With our new Commuting channel on the Hotchillee App, you’ll find tips, advice and a load of virtual commuting buddies.
This channel isn’t just about getting to work though, we’ve got a real opportunity to start to shift the mindset of the nation and to make bikes the go-to choice for short journeys, errands and day-to-day getting about. The more that cycling becomes the new normal, the higher the number of cyclists on the road, the greater the leverage will be for improving cycling infrastructure.
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Glen is usually behind the scenes making sure that the Hotchillee Ride Captains and event participants have fully functioning bicycles to ride but he occasionally makes an appearance in front of the camera to share his wisdom. If he’s not fixing or building bikes he’ll be out riding in #SweetSussex. If you want to know anything about Cyclocross, Glen is the man to ask.
Consultant with British Cycling and author of the Road Cycling Performance Manual. Lover of cobbles, gravel and Siberian Pine – not so keen on climbs! Nik is the author of all of the Hotchillee Training Plans, Zwift workout files and regularly posts tips and advice on the Hotchillee app. He’s also the evil genius behind the now infamous Hotchillee Gain Train.
Adele has worked within the health and fitness industry for over 25 years starting with a ballet and dance background herself, she has progressed to training and teaching all styles of fitness and offers Pilates, barre & yoga. As a keen runner, Adele appreciates the need for a strong healthy body and mind and incorporates many elements of Pilates, yoga and barre into her own training to ensure her strength and stamina remain.