261,315 miles clocked up on Cycle to Work Day, September 4, saving an estimated £120,000 in fuel costs

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Cyclists in the UK travelled an accumulated distance equivalent to London to Sydney 25 times during this year’s national Cycle to Work Day.

The September 4 event saws tens of thousands of people leave their car at home, opt against public transport and instead ride their bike into work.

The added-up total mileage of each participant’s ride was 261,315 miles that saved commuters almost £120,000 in fuel costs.

An estimated eight million calories were burned and 55,000kg of CO2 emissions were also prevented from entering the atmosphere.