It's £18 a day to park in some places in Liverpool, and can you really be bothered sitting in petrol queues for hours when you could be getting healthy under your own steam on two wheels?
Not only is it National Bike Week, but this week also marks the start of the TravelWise Summer Cycle campaign which encourages people across Merseyside to cycle, whether as a way to enjoy fresh air, fitness and fun or as a sensible commuting option.
Everyone is being encouraged to join in, from those who are keen to re-discover cycling to absolute beginners. The campaign includes: A programme of free TravelWise Bike Time led rides. The Liverpool Cycle Festival at Williamson Square on Saturday 21st June from 11am – 4pm, where people can find out everything they would ever like to know about bikes.
Free cycling maps to illustrate the best cycle routes across Merseyside.
The Sunday TravelWise Bike Time rides are set to take place in each Merseyside borough between now and September.
They are led by experts at Cycling Solutions and are open to people of all ages and abilities - a great way to ‘discover’ Merseyside while keeping fit.
All rides start at 2pm and last between one and three hours. A tea stop is included and there is no need to book. See here for more.
In return for this magnificent free plug, the lovely TravelWise people are offering one lucky workplace - not ours, unfortunately – an equally magnificent free prize: A shiny brand new pool bike of their choice up to the value of £300.
Great for getting the lattes in while avoiding crosstown traffic or just to get some exercise away from the grind. You'll be very popular if you win it anyway, and think of the “team building” fun you'll all have taking one another's inside leg measurements before you go off to the shop to claim it..
Otherwise fill in the boxes below, telling us why you need an office bike.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply fill your details into the form below and we’ll pick a winner at random.