Top Tips for Cycling into Work


Top Tips for Cycling into Work

Have you discovered the sheer joy of biking to work yet? Sneaking the health benefits of cycling into your daily commute is so easy it almost feels like cheating! Cycling to work makes you happier, boosts your mood and gives you a sense of achievement leaving you ready to tackle your day. Whether you are new to cycling or a pro, here are our top tips ...


What type of bike? 


Biking to work is fun, plain and simple, and quite honestly any bike will do… but do make sure it is in good working order.  If you want to try a longer distance e-bikes are a great low cost, energy efficient option, adding a little oomph to your ride whilst eliminating the possibility of sweating.


Riding an e-bike isn’t ‘cheating’, you still have to pedal and you still burn calories, however it does make a bike commute more accessible as you can travel further.  At BIKE-DROP we have a fab selection of the coolest, foldable e-bike - the MATE bike, why not take a look and see, there is a MATE for everyone ….



How to carry stuff?


Invest in a comfortable backpack, especially if you are carrying a laptop or other heavy items.  If the weight is too much, then you can accessorise with a pannier to do the heavy lifting for you


Check your route


One of the joys of cycling to work is to see the City from a different perspective and find new roads, paths and parks in your community.  However we do recommend using a route planner such as tfl


Cycling - Transport for London


Using the route planner will let you know the length of your ride beforehand in order to eliminate the stress of making it on time come Monday morning. Sticking to bike lanes whenever possible will make cycling to work all the more enjoyable, but don’t be afraid to try new routes, it’s fun to explore and mix up your daily routine. 


What to wear?


For daylight commuting, wear bright colors that can easily be seen by motorists, and if cycling into the evening then we would suggest reflective gear to make yourself as visible to motorists as possible.  Always wear a helmet!  And we would also suggest a quick weather check before you leave the house, as the Great British weather can certainly be unpredictable


Where to park? 

Well ….. We’re glad you’ve asked and here we are!  BIKE-DROP takes the hassle out of bike parking, a much overlooked and often a huge barrier to anyone who wants to cycle a bike, especially an expensive one, into town.  We provide valet style, convenient, secure parking in central London.  Our easy booking QR system can be done via our website and our CREW will be delighted to meet you at our DROPs, parking your bike and given you the peace of mind that it will be there on your return

There has never been a better time to become a cyclist and ride your bike to work, so why not start now? We’d love to see you at BIKE-DROP