In the famous words of Freddie Mercury,
“I like to ride my bicycle, I like to ride my bike, I like to ride my bicycle, I like to ride it where I like ….”
February 2018 saw Triquestra enter the Auckland Bike Challenge for the first time.
The aim? To get as many bums on seats cycling in the month of February. And with it being the warmest Kiwi summer in living memory, we were set up to cycle in some amazing weather.
Auckland Transport has continued to work hard at making Auckland a more bike-friendly city. So, with tyres pumped, seats adjusted, and brakes checked, the Triquestra team was ready to hit the streets and sweat it out!
A third of the business took up the challenge
The result was a total of 997km’s cycled, in turn saving 49kg’s of CO2 entering the atmosphere, and I dare say a few millimetres shaved off waistlines.
There were so many benefits to this challenge: cleaner living, keeping fit and active, a stronger mind and body, fewer cars on our roads and some healthy competition with who could cycle the most, the fastest and the furthest.
The only drawback I can think of was seeing so many of my colleagues in tight, Lycra bike pants … some things cannot be unseen!
Watching the world go by from a bicycle seat will always be one of my favourite pastimes
- Exposed to the elements and able to take in every sight, smell and sound.
- It’s one of the most pleasurable forms of transport ever invented.
- Ride through the veins and arteries of a city and you will get to know its geography like no motorist can.
- You can whiz from one side of the city to the other, overtaking $200,000 sports cars stuck in traffic and going nowhere fast.
- You can park anywhere, it is truly one of the greatest feelings of freedom one can have in a modern city.