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Vicky of Enfield Council's Story

Vicky of Enfield Council

“ I highly recommend using e-bikes. It’s a much more relaxed way to travel and the bike is brilliant on hills and going into a headwind. ”

I have cycled to work for five years, and for the past year and a half have been on my e-bike! I started commuting by cycling because I was sick of the buses. I absolutely love cycling now and my e-bike. I bought it through a cycle scheme that allowed me to borrow a bike or £10 for a month to try it out. There were e-bikes on offer so I thought I’d give one a try, and immediately knew I had to get one! It takes me about 10 to 15 minutes to get to work on a mix of cycle paths and the road. My bike travels up to 15 miles/hour assisted, and I usually get it up to 18 or 19, so I’m pedalling most of the way. I highly recommend e-bikes; it’s a much more relaxed way to travel and the bike is brilliant on hills and going into a headwind.

“ I think that I am setting a good example for my kids by cycling to work and choosing active travel when I can. ”

Read Dudu of Enfield Council's story

I think more people should try cycling. It’s a good way of getting exercise and doing your bit for the environment. I think one of the barriers to people cycling is that it seems scary, but there is a lot of support available to build confidence and be set up with the right facilities. It’s important that employers give staff a head start and encourage cycling and walking. When the weather is as beautiful as this, leave the car behind and take the bike!