This year, Ride to Work Day was October 12. As a passionate cyclist, ride to work day gets me excited. For experienced commuters, it’s a great day to celebrate your efforts. For new commuters, it’s a good day to give things a test run and talk with others about getting started. In October, the days are getting longer, the sun is out and for me, there is nothing better than fitting in exercise around my daily commute. My workplace held a breakfast for those people participating in the event. It was a great social occasion and wonderful to see a range of people and a range of bikes!
Encouraging and supporting healthy behaviours, such as riding to work, is a great example of social corporate sustainability. It reduces scope 3 emissions and supports staff health and wellbeing. A local business that has incorporated riding to work into their DNA is Mountain Goat. They are a small brewery in Richmond, Melbourne. Staff receive a bonus annually for every day they ride, walk or commute to work via public transport. Good on ya, Mountain Goat!
( Image Credit: Jan Atienza, Wikimedia Commons )