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Dudu of Enfield Council's Story

Dudu of Enfield Council

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

I live in Winchmore Hill and there’s a cycle path from nearly outside my door to the Civic Centre in Enfield Town. Whilst I don’t cycle to work everyday, I do when I can! Having three kids, I don’t have a lot of extra time to exercise, so when I began working at Enfield about a year ago I decided to start cycling. I also walk sometimes which takes about 30 or 35 minutes. It’s nice to do something for myself before I start work. I enjoy getting fresh air at the start of each day, and its much quicker than driving would take me. I also don’t have to worry about parking! Having the cycle path makes me feel safer on the road, but it’s not as scary as I first thought. Having facilities such as secure parking for my bike at work is very helpful.

“ I’m new to cycling to work and have now been commuting from Plaistow to Enfield Town for two weeks! ”

Read Sulaymann of Enfield Council's story

I think that I am setting a good example for my kids by cycling to work and choosing active travel when I can. We all enjoy cycling together and often ride through the Firs Farm Wetlands which has beautiful routes through trees and greenery.

For people thinking about cycling to work I suggest borrowing a bike or use one of the Beryl hire bikes, and test your route at on a weekend. I cycle on a bike that my brother got when he was 12! I don’t have any special kit; you don’t need anything special to get started.