Thu, 29 Jun 2017

Nine Reasons To Ride To Work

Ride to Work Week kicked off on 19 June and was a cause to celebrate the benefits of commuting on a moped, scooter or motorcycle with a variety of events, offers and get-togethers all over the UK. So, in honour of this year's campaign, here are nine essential reasons why you should ride to work.

  1.  Eco-friendly - Many small motorcycles and scooters, including the Honda SH125i, meet the Euro 4 emission guidelines. Good for your health and the environment? Winner.   
  2. Affordable - If you consider the overall cost of driving a car during your lifetime, riding to work is around £50,000 cheaper. Plus, road tax starts at just £18 a year for smaller motorcycles. Bargain.   
  3. Easy - Riding to work is just so much easier. Easier to park, get around and avoid queues. No wonder they’re called ‘Easy Riders’.
  4. Cool - This one’s pretty self-explanatory. There’s no way you can’t look cool when you’re clad in leather and riding a Honda.
  5. Fun - Travelling to work on a motorcycle, scooter or moped is one of the least likely methods of transport to adversely affect your well-being, according to a major government travel survey, so #commutehappy – doctor’s orders.
  6. Quick - People who drive a car for their daily commute are, on average, stuck in traffic for more than two months of their life. But motorcyclists can pretty much navigate rush-hour traffic in the same time it would take in free-flowing traffic. Impressive, right?
  7. Popular - According to government statistics, there are almost 1.3 million motorcycles in the UK today — a figure that has almost doubled since 1994 — so riding to work is kind of like being in the biggest, baddest global biker gang in the world.
  8. Fuel efficient - Scooters, mopeds and motorcycles are much lighter than cars (obviously), and they’re far more fuel efficient. Take the Honda Forza 125 for example, which gets a mind-blowing 102mpg.
  9. Congestion free -  More motorcycles lead to less congestion. Less congestion leads to quicker journeys. Quicker journeys lead to less stress, which again leads to a happier, healthier life.