Getting started with your active commute

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New to cycling? The following blogs will help you get started

Two commuters in Edinburgh

If you haven’t tried it before you’ve probably got some questions about how to begin, but with a little preparation and our bike commuting tips below you can enjoy a healthy, cheap start to the day.

How to start cycling to work
Bike in a shopping street

The easiest way to be put off cycling to work is to jump straight on your bike without being prepared. Here's what to think about before you start:

Commute by bike with confidence
Office working standing with bike

The Cycle to Work scheme is designed to help you save money on a new work bike and spread the cost of the bike over monthly tax-free instalments through your employer.

The Cycle to Work scheme explained
Woman in coat and scarf with earphones on walking across bridge

A suggestion of mindfulness apps to make the time you spend on your commute to work more calming.

Mindfulness on your commute
Person's hands locking blue bike frame to black railings using black D-lock

Follow our top tips to secure your bike and stop it from being stolen.

Bike security advice

Here are our top tips to help you on your way whether or not your office has shower facilities.

To shower or not to shower?
man and woman pushing bike at train station bike storage facility

If you live too far away from your destination to cycle the whole way, why not consider combining cycling with travelling by train?

Combining cycling and train travel
Bike stored on apartment balcony

There are many ways to store your bike whatever space you have available. Here are some of the best bike storage solutions.

Bike storage solutions

Adapting to the new normal

Make working from home work for you

In this infographic you will find useful tips and advice for maintaining a healthy work-life balance whilst working from home.

Work From Home Infographic

Workplace Champions resources

How to lead an Active Travel Breakfast event

A free breakfast or snack for anyone who actively commutes is a great way to build commitment and raise awareness.

Download the step-by-step guide
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How to enable active travel to work

Dr Bike events, challenges, competitions or local travel maps are some of the quick wins that can enthuse staff to try cycling or walking to work.

Download Quick Wins Active Commute

Other useful information

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Cycle to Work Scheme explained

A comprehensive guide to the Cycle to Work Scheme, including information about the ways a company can help staff to obtain a cycle, what is Salary Sacrifice and the process to get started.

Cycle To Work Schemes guide