Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Sustainability

Cycling

Staff on bicycles

Cycling is environmentally friendly, can save you time and money and is great for your health and fitness. 

A few key facts:

• Cycling can burn up to 600 calories per hour
• You can cycle around 12 miles in an hour at a leisurely pace
• Regular cyclists can be as fit as an average person 10 years their junior
• Cycling can make you feel happier by increasing your serotonin levels

Cycling A few myths:

I need to wear Lycra

Unless minimising wind resistance is your top priority on your way to work, you just need to wear something you feel comfortable in. Make sure it’s not anything that will get caught in the chains or restrict your movement.

I'll need a shower

You may be surprised by how far you can cycle without getting covered in sweat, and you may also be surprised at how many short breaks you’ll get when stopped at red lights. Try cycling at a more leisurely pace on the way to work.

I'll get knocked off my bike

Your risk of an accident can easily be reduced by obeying traffic laws. Make sure you can be seen – high visibility clothing after dark, use lights, start from the front of the queue at lights and stay out of the blind spots of vehicles.

I've got too much stuff

Rucksacks, panniers and baskets can all be used to help you carry items to and from the office, with lockers available to store items overnight.

Haven’t got a bicycle?

Buying a bike is easy, check out the Cycle to work Scheme or visit our onsite Bike shop COGZ. Its friendly and knowledgeable staff will give you all the help you need to get on the road.

Cycling facilities

Cycle facilities, including parking, showers and changing facilities are provided in numerous locations across campus. For more details of the location of these facilities download the campus cycling map here or email Travel@lboro.ac.uk if you would like access to a secure facility.

 

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