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Poll also discovers riding home helps switch off from working day among other benefits

The benefits of cycle commuting are numerous – arriving at the workplace refreshed and alert, and improved fitness and health among them – and now a better sex life can be added to the list, according to a new survey.

Released ahead of Cycle to Work Day today the survey says almost 4 in 10 people who commute by bike, 39 per cent, say that their sex life has improved as a result due to the additional energy it gives them in bed.

The survey of 2,500 cycle commuters also found that almost all, 89 per cent, said that riding their bike home helped them switch off from the working day and put them in a good mood before arriving there, with around two thirds, 66 per cent saying that their relationships had improved.

Cycle commuting also resulted in four in five workers, 82 per cent, feeling less stressed, while around half said they could now cope with a heavier workload.

One in three said that riding inspired creative thinking, enabling them to come up with good ideas, while 15 per cent believed that they were getting ahead in their careers more quickly than workmates who do not cycle.

A spokesman for the Cycle to Work campaign said: “Last year's event saw a Herculean effort from the 20,000 commuters who hit the streets and cycled over a quarter of a million miles on Cycle to Work Day.

“This year we want to double the number of budding commuters saddling up and achieve (at least) half a million miles pledged!”

You can find more information about Cycle to Work Day, which is organised by Cyclescheme, as well as making your own pledge, here.

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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rich22222 [159 posts] 1 year ago
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So 6 in 10 said their sex lives got worse....

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Duncann [330 posts] 1 year ago
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rich22222 wrote:

So 6 in 10 said their sex lives got worse....

Not necessarily. It might make no difference.

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joemmo [1146 posts] 1 year ago
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Public in shock about spurious clickbait faux-survey by the Daily **** linking cycling, the word 'sex' and some unprovable health benefit in a way that sounds a bit like science was involved.

Next week - Wearing lycra linked to increased risk of being ebola infected terrorist.

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SevenHills [184 posts] 1 year ago
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joemmo wrote:

Next week - Wearing lycra linked to increased risk of being ebola infected terrorist.

You missed out Asylum seeker!  1

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thesaladdays [100 posts] 1 year ago
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Duncann wrote:
rich22222 wrote:

So 6 in 10 said their sex lives got worse....

Not necessarily. It might make no difference.

On the other hand there are likely to be negative effects for some. For example, taking n+1 way too far is bound to have repercussions!  3

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userfriendly [539 posts] 1 year ago
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Duncann wrote:
rich22222 wrote:

So 6 in 10 said their sex lives got worse....

Not necessarily. It might make no difference.

"It's taking a lot longer to masturbate now.  2 "

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userfriendly [539 posts] 1 year ago
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userfriendly wrote:
Duncann wrote:
rich22222 wrote:

So 6 in 10 said their sex lives got worse....

Not necessarily. It might make no difference.

"It's taking a lot longer to masturbate now.  2 "

"I find touching my freshly shaven legs helps, though."

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alotronic [437 posts] 1 year ago
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Yes, I know there is nothing more appealing than me turning up at the back door draped in dayglo and lycra, wearing stormtrooper boots and helmet, covered in sweat and road grit, and, like last night, soaking wet... And she says to me "don't get any of that on the kitchen floor, I just cleaned it" and I know.... it's business time...

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Yorkshie Whippet [502 posts] 1 year ago
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Bolxs, total and utter bolxs.

Riding decrease sex life as all the girlfriends have left shaking heads and muttering something like "bikes being more important than me"  21

Shiny bike part or expensive meal?
"Oo new shiny thing, my precious!"

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Paul_C [393 posts] 1 year ago
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well I would be in a good mood after cycling home if it wasn't for the idiots who insist on overtaking me badly where they shouldn't be overtaking me at all... it's getting to be a real trial trying to take primary to prevent them as well...

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Cookie91 [21 posts] 1 year ago
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It would seem that the other contributors to this post are from the 6 in 10. Chin up chaps!

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truffy [653 posts] 1 year ago
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Cookie91 wrote:

It would seem that the other contributors to this post are from the 6 in 10. Chin up chaps!

It's not the chin that's the problem. BA-DA-BOOM!

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AndrewRH [56 posts] 1 year ago
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Okay, so a few more responded to this survey than the Guide Dogs survey. That's a good start; Where can we see the original survey and answers to its questions? Were people asked randomly or were they self-selected with a leading question?

~Andrew~

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cyclingDMlondon [481 posts] 1 year ago
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Duncann wrote:
rich22222 wrote:

So 6 in 10 said their sex lives got worse....

Not necessarily. It might make no difference.

I can't even feel my john thomas for an hour after my commute...