Five tips for bike commuting to work

To help you better navigate your ride to work, we share our top tips on getting to A to B during rush hour safely

Image shows a rider cycle commuting to work by bike.
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Commuting by bike is much safer than many people think. According to government statistics, one cyclist is killed on Britain’s roads for every 27 million miles travelled by bike - the equivalent to over 1,000 times around the world. In 2020, this meant there were around 9.4 million cycle trips for every fatality in the UK. 

The same stats suggest you are more likely to be injured in an hour of gardening than in an hour of cycling. It's also worth highlighting that while cycle traffic has grown by 96% between 2004 and 2020, fatalities have increased by just 4%.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.