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Top ten reasons to make 2013 the year you start riding to work

With train fares going up, the cost of motoring soaring and food prices escalating, there's never been a better time to start riding to work.
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Make this the year you finally ditch the train, bus or car and start cycling! Here are CTC 's top ten reasons to take up cycling. 

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Riding to work - does it really save time?

The theory goes that cycling can be faster than driving for shortish urban journeys of around five miles - a perfect commuting distance. But is it true when cycling provides so many opportunities for distraction?
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In today's hurried world, riding a bike is one of the best ways to opt out of the rat race - you can literally wake up and smell the roses as you saunter by. But if you're a cycle commuter, the ability to remove yourself from the frenzied stampede of the tube train hordes or the Carmageddon traffic jams of the motorist can mean that instead of saving you minutes, cycling can prove just as time-hungry as any other means of travel.

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541
  • CTC Charitable Trust: A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.5125969. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1104324 and Scotland No SC038626

 

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