Why you should cycle to work in Ireland

Are you tired of the daily grind of traffic jams, crowded buses, and the never-ending quest for a parking spot? Maybe it’s time to consider cycling to work.
Decathlon Ireland
January 31, 2024

So, you're thinking about cycling to work? We are all for it! Check out our top reasons for why you should ditch petrol for pedals!

1. It's good for you

Cycling to work, whether you're a stone's throw away or a bit farther, can be your daily dose of fitness. In just 15-20 minutes a day, you can boost your heart health and  improve your overall fitness. Plus, who can resist the feeling of wind in your hair and a bit of morning exercise to wake you up?

2. It's good for the environment

Here's a shocking fact - a short 14km car journey (7km each way) emits roughly a tonne of CO2 emissions annually. To counteract that, you'd need to plant 50 trees each year - not sure your garden is big enough. 
By choosing to cycle to work, you're doing your part to reduce carbon emissions and keep our beautiful Emerald Isle green and clean.

3. It might even be faster

Picture this: You're stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, anxiously wondering if you are going to need to make yet another mad dash from the parking lot to your desk to make that 9am meeting. But then a smiling cyclist breezes past - surely they don’t suffer from the soul-draining routine of morning rush-hour traffic.

In fact, particularly in rush hour traffic, cycling can be twice as fast as a car!

4. It's a great way to start your day

Who needs to spend €5 on a coffee when you've got a morning bike ride? Cycling to work not only gets your heart pumping but also boosts your energy levels. Starting your day with a dose of fresh air and a smile is the perfect recipe for a positive outlook and a productive day ahead.

5. Saves money

Say goodbye to petrol and parking costs, or the expense of public transport fares. Plus, if you avail of the Cycle to Work Scheme through your employer, you can get a tax-free bicycle.

Whether you're in it for the health benefits, a lighter carbon footprint, a faster route to work, or some extra cash in your wallet, cycling to work in Ireland has heaps of benefits. So grab your helmet, hop on that saddle, and pedal your way to a happier, healthier, and more eco-friendly commute!

So we've convinced you, have we?

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