More commuters cycling to workBikes seen as a money-saving alternative

17 November 2008

A new survey shows more commuters are cycling to work

A new survey shows more commuters are cycling to work

Commuters are swapping their cars for pedal power in a bid to beat the recession, a new survey shows.

Sainsbury’s Home Insurance found that as many as 12% of commuters have recently started riding bikes to work.

And those who choose a bike over other modes of transport save an average of £33.70 a week, Sainsbury’s claimed. This equates to a collective weekly saving of £11.2m.

Saving money

Sainsbury's Home Insurance manager Neil Laird said: ‘Using a bicycle to travel around can be a very effective way of saving money.

'However, with thousands of bicycles being stolen in the UK each week, it could soon turn out to be a white elephant.'

The survey showed 15% of the male workforce now cycle to work, compared with just 8% of female workers.

Greener driving

If driving a car is the only commuting option you have, you can still save money. The Which? website is packed with advice on greener driving. 

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