Above: Cycling shoes hanging on the hoods in the British Cycling bike store. As Craig says, keeping your kit sorted and accessible is a killer tip.
Craig Myers is Route and Ride Manager working on the Sky Ride Local programme, so he should know a few things about getting from A to B. He's got a no-nonsense approach to his 14 mile daily commute, which he does five days per week, hail, rain or shine.
Name: Craig Myers
Job Title: Route and Ride Manager
Tell us about your commuting rig:
I swap between a nice summer road bike and a slightly battered winter road bike. Perfect for what I do as my commute is all on roads.
What’s your commute like?
14 miles per day on busy roads and through the city centre.
How many days a week do you commute by bike?
5 days a week and proud.
What do you enjoy the most about bike commuting?
Knowing that I have done some exercise before I have even got home at the end of the day.
What’s your least favourite thing about commuting by bike?
What are your main reasons to commute by bike?
The fitness and knowing that I am saving money while most people are sat in their cars burning it.
Have you got any funny or interesting bike commuting stories or experiences to share?
All very standard, trying to get from A to B as fast as possible.
What’s your killer commuting tip?
Be prepared with your bike kit.
How does your British Cycling membership support your bike commuting?
Gives me the confidence that if I am one day involved in an accident then I’ve got the legal support to back me up.
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