Cycling to Pride Park keeps me fit and saves me the hassle of getting stuck in traffic. I took up cycling mainly to keep fit. I use the Cloud Trail past Melbourne and enjoy whizzing past open fields, farms and canals. The fresh air wakes me up in the morning and the stress-free break I get after work is great too.
I’ve walked to the Royal Derby for the last 5 years come rain or shine and it only takes me about 25 minutes. It’s helped me to lose weight and tone up and when I think about all the miles I must have covered it’s easy to see why! It’s amazing how healthy I feel.
I used to commute from Leicester which was frustrating. I wasted so much time getting to and from work. I decided to move as close to work as possible. As I spend most of my time at work this made a lot sense!
I get The Mickleover bus to work and they're so frequent that I barely have to wait for one at all. I use a top-up card and it’s so cheap – £50 will last ages. If I used our car, £50 would only last 2 weeks.
Six years ago my doctor told me that I needed to build more exercise into my busy, but increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Taking up a sport or going to the gym weren’t practical with so many other commitments, so I switched to cycling the 7 miles to and from work.
Aaron, travels sustainably to help the environment
I find travelling to work fairly stress free, I can read the paper on the train and I also enjoy cycling. In my spare time I play Hardcourt Bike Polo and cycling regularly has also improved my balance and co-ordination when I play.
Car sharing works very well for my wife and I as I work from 8.30am to 5.30pm and she works from 9am to 5pm so we can travel together to work for myself to be dropped off first then she would pick me up after she finishes work as the times are great for car sharing.
I love cycling. The feeling of achievement is immense. There are some good cycle lanes around Derby and some cycle paths away from roads. It’s a great feeling to pass cars stuck in traffic jams! I also enjoy the reaction of my colleagues: ’HOW FAR?’ Fitter, richer, new friends and some serious challenges ahead. You cannot beat it.