Things You Only Know If You Cycle To Work

Started commuting to work on a bike like the rest of planet Earth? Then you'll know where we're coming from…

1 | Sweat isn’t really a big deal. 

2 | It's possible to be permanently indignant. Even when you’re in the wrong.

3 | Waterproofs do not come in the size "sexy".

4 | An extra chocolate biscuit can always be justified (as can skipping the gym).

5 | The weather forecast needs to be checked at least six times a day.

6 | No one really knows what they're doing at pedestrian crossings.

7 | There is no limit to how many times you can tutt in one day.

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8 | No public transport means that you're probably never going to read another book ever again.

9 | Getting a 20mph slow down road sign to flash is a massive achievement.

10 | Actually, you don't own enough old T-shirts.

11 | Whoever thought that buses and bikes could share the same lane space and live in harmony didn’t ride a bike.

12 | When pretty girls cycle past, it's entirely likely you'll find yourself just checking out their bike.

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13 | Riding clipless means losing your balance at a junction and ending up sprawled across the bonnet of a car at least once.

14 | Sometimes, it is acceptable for men to wear tights. 

15 | You can come close to blows with another cyclist, then seconds later see them arguing with a taxi driver and cheer them on.

16 | Working out your way home based purely on gradient is entirely sensible.

17 | There's a special look reserved for motorists that encroach the cycle box at traffic lights.

18 | The only difference between highways and Superhighways is a lick of blue paint. And the fact that cars can legally park across Superhighways.

19 | Your commute to and from work could well be the highlight of your day.


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