After a terrible wet and cold winter for commuting by bicycle, the recent warm/dry spell has been fantastic. I’ve not needed to clean my bikes for 4 weeks, although I’ve had to order more bib shorts as I’ve not been able to wash/dry them fast enough.
This morning’s commute #cleanairday
So leaving the car at home today is one way that you can contribute to Clean Air Day. Commuting by bicycle really is the answer to lots of our modern problems (read the Miracle pill here), but getting people to actually choose a slightly less convenient option is very difficult! The main reason I ride to work is that I hate driving. I feel my life is being wasted sitting in a metal box, when I could be doing something else; especially when that something else (riding my bike) allows me to eat what I like most days. I appreciate that most car commuters accept this and many even enjoy their time in their “own space”, but I’m sure thats because they’ve never experienced the freedom, fun and health benefits of riding a bicycle.
Still lots of traffic around Manchester on Clean Air Day.
Happy I’m in front of the Lorry rather than by it’s exhaust