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Cycle to Work Day round-up - half a million miles pledged

Twitter abuzz with cyclists and organisations tweeting about annual two-wheeled commuting initiative

Today is the third annual Cycle to Work Day, and people have been taking to social media to talk about their journeys.

Created by Cyclescheme, the initiative has seen more than 30,000 cyclists and almost 900 employers make pledges via the Cycle to Work Day website, with almost half a million miles due to be ridden collectively.

– More than 20,000 pledge to Cycle to Work Day

Some people got a well-earned breakfast at the end of their rides … here, courtesy of Brompton Bicycle and CTC, respectively …

In Britain’s cycling capital, Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam Museum pointed out that riding to work is very much the norm …

Edinburgh City Council is encouraging people to get in the saddle for their commutes …

… though one poster pointed out that the council itself could do its bit to make it easier for those on two wheels …

For those of us who work from home, four-time World IronMan Champion Chrissie Wellington has some sound advice …

Meanwhile Twitter user ThreeFromLeith pointed out something that we’re sure applies to a lot of road.cc users …

But if today was the first time you rode a bike to work, that begs the question posed here by Skoda UK …

How was your Cycle to Work Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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