OUT ON OUR BIKES

This week seems a good week to celebrate our bikes as it’s Bike Week from the 9-17 June. This national celebration is an opportunity to highlight the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, with the aim of getting people to give cycling a go.

It’s fair to say there are some pretty hardcore bikers on the AgileCadence team. A quick glance at our company Strava leaderboard reveals some pretty hotly contested routes on Zwift and a lot of miles being clocked up. But look a little closer and you’ll see that it’s not just about hard hill climbs and gnarly mountain bike trails.

Being out on your bike is a chance for some fresh air in your lunch break, getting away from your desk and stretching your legs, and giving your eyes a break from the screen. It’s the commute to nursery with the kids in the bike trailer, or a family cycle to the ice-cream shop.

Whatever your bike is to you, don’t be put off by the lycra, the kit and the expensive extras, just get out for a spin. Take the kids out for half an hour, explore a new place, stop as often as you like to take in the views, plan coffee/cake/ice-cream spots, take it at your own pace and most importantly, enjoy it.

To inspire you, here are a few pictures of the AgileCadence team, who are spread across Scotland, England, Spain, India and New Zealand, out enjoying their bikes.

 

IN TRAINING

 

Taking part in the Tri-Cross Santa Pola, Alicante

Tri-Cross Santa Pola, Alicante

 

Our man in Spain is a keen triathlete and consistently tops our team leaderboard. Not content with competing with the rest of us on Zwift, he also likes to show off the views he gets to enjoy while he’s out training. Yes, that’s the Mediterranean you can see in the background.

 

A view of the Mediterranean

Mountain Biking near the Mediterranean in Spain

 

THE DAILY COMMUTE

It might not be sunny Spain, but Mike’s commute over the Ochil Hills in Perthshire is pretty spectacular.

 

The beautiful Ochil Hills in Perthshire

Commuting to work over the Ochil Hills, Perthshire

 

LUNCH BREAK

The team in Inverness like to squeeze in a lunchtime ride through the woods, and up to the historic battlefield of Culloden,famous for the Jacobite rising in 1745.

 

Mountain biking during our lunch break

Mountain biking near Inverness

 

Quick lunchtime spin on the bikes through the Battlefield of Culloden

Taking in the monument at the Battlefield of Culloden

And if it’s too dreich (for the non-Scots that means cold and wet) to get outside, there’s always the Zwift set-up to try out (more on the office obsession another day).

 

Exercising at work

The office Zwift set-up

OUT WITH THE KIDS

If you’ve got kids you’ll know that fitting in any form of exercise can be tough, so take it slow and go with the flow.

 

On our bikes with the kids

Out with the kids

 

 

But whatever you do, when out with children, don’t forget the snacks…

When out with kids - don't forget the snacks!

Bike trip with the kids in Spain