Kicking off on 19 June, Ride to Work Week celebrates 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.
Many small motorcycles and scooters, including the Honda SH125i, meet the Euro 4 emission guidelines. Good for your health and the environment? Winner.
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.
Riding to work is just so much easier. Easier to park, get around and avoid queues. No wonder they’re called ‘Easy Riders’…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.