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It’s National Ride to Work Week – an event intended to bring biking to the attention of non-riding friends.

So take in a spare lid with you to work to offer a pal a pillion ride. The weather can hardly be better! Or challenge a car-driving colleague to compare commuting times – and tell them what you do with the extra time you have in your life as a result!

Wednesday, July 20, is national Ride to Work day – the main event of the week.

The annual event is organised by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). It commissioned a survey recently that showed the top three reasons that people ride to work were that journey times are shorter, using a bike is cheaper than car or public transport and they are the only way avoid congestion.

Craig Carey-Clinch, MCI Director of Public Affairs said: “Ride to Work Day is the opportunity for riders to run fun events for example comparing journey times with car driving colleagues. Other local activities can be organised to support Ride 2 Work Day — including an event to show the local community how motorcycle use provides real benefits for those who ride — which can help challenge preconceived ideas about motorcycling.”

BMW are going one step further and telling riders of its bikes to skip work altogether and head to the firm’s first ever track day.

It has teamed up with the California Superbike School to offer a BMW-only track session at Rockingham for £149.

You’ll get up to seven 20 minute sessions on track plus BMW BoxerCup YoungStar champion Richard Cooper and MCN test rider Bruce Dunn will both be testing the new K1200R as a warm up to taking part in the BMW PowerCup at Donnington on July 24.

You can contact BMW on 08000 131 282. Look out for more Ride To Work events throughout this week.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff