Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day is a national event aimed at getting as many people cycling to work as possible for just one day.

If you’d like to take part you can use the information available here to help you. To champion cycle to work day at your workplace or for more information about the day please visit the website at www.cycletoworkday.org.

If you’d like to ride to work but are not sure which way to go you can use these resources to plan your journey:

  • Active travel maps are available for Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, St Austell, Redruth, St Erth and Falmouth
  • Cornish way maps are available covering on and off road routes across the County

The following two websites offer advanced journey planning options, including a choice of routes between your start and finish points and a breakdown of the trip:

Sustrans offers route mapping including the national cycle network.

Cycling is a habit that may last a lifetime and the benefits are huge:

Keep fit - moderate activity for half an hour each day will help you lose weight with all the associated benefits this brings.

Save money - once you have bought a bike there is no fuel, tax or parking charges.

Save time - a large proportion of journeys are between 1 and 2 miles. Cycling this distance in town is often much quicker than driving.

Help the environment - cycling has no carbon footprint nor does it produce harmful emissions.

Feel happier – exercise improves mental health and wellbeing as well as being a wonderful stress reliever.

Live longer - by incorporating physical activity into your life you will reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity, respiratory disease and diabetes.