Bike Commuting Checklist
Environmentally friendly, good for your health, saves you money… There’s a lot to be said for biking to work, and with our range of cycle 2 work schemes, there has never been a better time to start bike commuting.
Below is a nice example checklist of things to think about when considering cycling to work.
☐ Know the rules of biking on the road. If you don’t, learn them quick!
☐ Appraise your fitness level. A 10-mile ride to work when unfit will have a dramatic impact on your day. Consider shorter rides to build up your fitness levels.
☐ Learn how to mend a tire puncture and do minor bike repairs.
☐ Have a professional conduct a safety check and tune up on your bike.
☐ Your bike
☐ A quality helmet
☐ Bike lights
☐ Wet weather gear
☐ Eye protection/sun glasses
☐ Bike shorts for longer distances
☐ Back pack
☐ Reflective and high visibility safety clothing
☐ First aid kit
☐ Bike repair kit: patch kit, pump (or CO2 inflator), multi-tool, spare tube
☐ Emergency contact information
☐ Bike lock
☐ Cell phone
☐ Head mounted flashlight
☐ Panniers, saddle bag
☐ Bike bell
☐ Cellphone mount
☐ Sunscreen and lip balm
WHAT TO KEEP AT WORK
☐ Your work clothes (or carry them rolled up in your backpack)
☐ Toiletries, wet wipes, towel, and a washcloth
☐ Work shoes
☐ Do a basic bike safety check (tires, brakes, gears, chain, lights etc.)
☐ Double check you have everything on the essentials list
☐ Fill your water bottle
☐ Pack snacks to replenish your energy