Ride To Work goes global

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Ride to Work Day has gone global with the US, Germany, the Philippines, Israel, Turkey and Ecuador joining the UK this Wednesday (July 20).

And it’s got the backing of Bennetts British Superbike racers Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam, too.

Around the planet pro-bike and scooter groups are using the day to raise the profile of riding with their respective publics – and get bikes higher up the political agenda.

Ducati Airwaves riders Lavilla and Haslam both own and ride road bikes.

Lavilla said: “I have always enjoyed taking things easier on my bike away from the circuits. I hope that every biker will jumpt and the change to ride to work and encourage more people to turn to two-wheeled transport.”

Haslam added: “I can’t think of a better way to start and end the day than jumping on your for your daily commute in the height of summer.”

If you want to join in converting a few car drivers to the way of two wheels try pointing out:

1. Bikes reach their destinations faster than cars

2. Bikes and scooters consume less resources per mile than cars#

3. When driving is a chore, riding is a pleasure

4. Riding saves energy and benefits the environment.

And then suggest they take a spin on the back with you. There’s some advice for carrying a pillion here.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff