Matters of the environment are at the forefront of all our minds these days. More and more people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the best ways to do this is to ditch your car (whenever you can) and start cycling instead!
Not only is cycling greener than driving around the town, but in the shadow of a cost of living crisis, it’ll save you money! Cycling will also have you feeling fitter and could even make you feel happier!
Here are the 5 best reasons to ditch the car and get on your bike!
1. No traffic woes:
One of the best things about cycling is that you don’t have to worry about traffic or being stuck in a slow-moving queue of cars on one of Inverness’s busy roads. You’ll rarely find yourself delayed by traffic or roadworks when you’re on a bicycle, thanks to the city’s many cycle paths and shared spaces. You can simply move around any obstacles with ease, and get from point A to point B in a fraction of the time it would have taken you in a car in a queue. Plus, cycling lets you explore places you may not have been able to access in a car. How about a wee cycle through the Islands? Much more pleasant than battling those grey city streets!
2. Explore new places and get there fast:
Another great thing about cycling is that you can often get to places faster than you would in a car! Not only can you more easily weave in and out of traffic, but you can park much closer to your destination than cars and you won’t have to worry about the ever-increasing parking prices in the town. Your journeys need not take you any longer wither. You could hope on a speedy electric bike like the ones provided by Hitrans and you’ll be there before you know it! This makes cycling an ideal transport solution for short distances, especially around the town, giving you the perfect balance between speed and practicality.
3. You’ll save money:
Cycling doesn’t just help the environment – it also helps your bank balance! That’s because when you cycle instead of drive, you no longer have to pay for petrol or expensive car maintenance and repair that always happens at the worst time. This means that not only do you get from A to B quickly and greenly, but you save money in the process. If you’re a regular cyclist, you may need to invest a wee bit of money in a bike, bicycle accessories and bicycle repairs. However, this will be nothing compared to the money you’ll save on petrol and car maintenance over time. In other words, you’ll be able to save money and lessen your environmental impact all at once – you’ll be laughing!
4. You’ll get some exercise:
Cycling is not only a practical way of getting from one place to the other, but it’s also a great way to get some exercise. Even if you wake up late for work or don’t have time for a trip to the gym, cycling can get your heart rate up, work your leg muscles, and give you a healthy dose of that panacea – Highland fresh air! Cycling is also a low-impact exercise, which means that you don’t have to worry about joint pain or other common issues associated with high-impact exercises like running.
5. You’ll help the environment:
Last but absolutely not least, cycling is one of the greenest transportation options available. And by using your bicycle instead of your car, you’ll be doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint. As most of us know, cars produce a large amount of air pollution and carbon emissions. By choosing to cycle instead of drive, you’ll be playing an active role in reducing these emissions and helping to make the planet a better place for future generations. Furthermore, cycling is also a great way to reduce your impact on the environment in terms of resources as it requires nothing but pedal power! And to top it off, your bicycle won’t produce any waste – you’ll never have to worry about disposing of any hazardous materials.
Where do I start?
There’s so many great reasons to get on your bike this year. Whether it be for your daily commute or exploring the beautiful environment we are blessed with in Inverness, you’ll be better for it. Why not start by maybe taking a short bike ride into town to the shops? See how you feel? You could always get a taxi back up the road if you’re feeling tired or the weather turns
Our fleet has a number of taxis that can transport you and your bike home after a fulfilling bike ride. You’ll have got some exercise, some fresh air and have seen Inverness from a new perspective. A great day out!
Try it out, you might just LOVE it!
You can pre-book your taxi home 24 hours a day on one of Inverness Taxis’ convenient platforms
Call Inverness Taxis on 01463222222
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Use our online booking service