Each month we'll be featuring one Cyclescheme participant and hearing their story. We’ll ask the same seven questions (hence the name, The Cyclescheme Seven) in a bid to build up a picture of cycle commuters across Ireland. We're scouring the country for the real cycle commuters who take to their bikeeach morning. We want to share the inspiring and, sometimes funny, stories that people have. If you'd like to feature on our website, just drop us a line on: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Share my story' in the subject line.
This month we caught up with Shaun from Dublin to see how his commute has changed his life.
CS: Where in the Ireland are you?
Shaun: Shankill, Dublin
CS: What was your main motivation for getting a bike through Cyclescheme?
Shaun: Over crowded Dart on the way to work.
CS: What bike did you get and why?
Shaun: Giant Defy / good deal
CS: How often do you commute to work by bike?
Shaun: During the Spring / Summer 4/5 days a week.
CS: Where do you commute from and to?
Shaun: Shankill to Dublin castle ( 34 km round trip)
CS: How has cycling affected your daily life - do you feel healthier? Have you saved money?
Shaun: No money saved. Dart season ticket was similar price to initial bike costs. Lost weight and feeling good. Completed Wicklow 100 last month.
It's not often we get to hear, first-hand, how cycling to work can make a difference to your lifestyle. We all know that it's good for you and that it's environmentally responsible, but it’s always encouraging to hear a personal account from someone who has made the change from four wheels to two.
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Ever wondered how your commuting experience differs to others? Each month we share the story of a real Cyclescheme cycle commuter and ask them seven questions to sum up their experience from their two-wheeled commute. This month, it's Ciaran from Ballyboughal.