You can save money, time and stress by commuting on two-wheels.
Everyone will have faced the stresses of the dreaded daily commute at least once in their life, and if they weren’t already bad enough, now being in the midst of a global pandemic, these stresses are more intense than ever. But what if we told you we had a solution to end your commuting crisis? Well, in this list we explain why it makes sense for you to ditch the train, car or bus and instead travel to work on two-wheels.
Social distancing and your health are very much hot topics of conversation across the world right now. But even before COVID-19 we are sure that the last thing you wanted to do was share a small space with total strangers, wearing masks or not.
There is no better way to escape the crowds than by jumping on a motorcycle or scooter - especially a 125cc. Typically lightweight, affordable and easy to ride, 125cc scooters are the perfect partner to take on your city commute. We know there is a huge variety of models to choose from, so to make your decision that little bit easier we’ve compiled a top 10 list of 125cc scooters of the most popular.
With the same list of benefits, but more suitable for bigger roads, 125cc motorcycles are ideal for those backroad blasts. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to choosing a make or model, check out our top 10 list of 125cc motorcycles.
We recently ran a survey which found that the average British commuter will spend over £48,000 across their working lifetime – just to get to work.
Over two thirds of Brits drive, despite the spiralling costs incurred: the car itself, petrol, tax, insurance, MOT’s and maintenance. Even with a decrease in passengers, rail fares are set to increase by 1.6% by January 2021.
Motorbikes are cheaper to buy, run and maintain. In an ideal world, we’d all cycle but motorbikes can offer a good balance between speed and cost.
Over a 47-year working life, Brits will spend over a year of their lives commuting to and from work. That’s 171,080 miles over their working life – enough to circle the globe more than six times each.
Staring at brake lights when you’ve already slept through your alarm is enough to push anyone over the edge. One of the great benefits of commuting on two wheels is the option to filter in and out of traffic.
Britain’s cities have been found as the second most congested in Europe. Filtering (when done safely) can not only save you time, but also helps reduce congestion as you’re in effect using no road space.
Riding a motorbike is one of the least stressful ways of traveling to work, alongside walking and riding a bicycle.
The most stressful way to travel, followed by the bus, the train and Metro or Underground systems.
This can also have an effect on our productivity at work, with 62% of commuters finding a stressful trip to work will make the rest of their day worse.
In 2019, over 1.4 million working people suffered from a work-related illness, so finding an alternative mode of transport could improve stress levels, performance at work and the wider economy.
To wrap up
One of the best ways to make your commute happier is to cut down how long it is. Motorbikes and scooters are a convenient way to bring down your commuting time, as they can beat traffic so easily. Nobody wants to have their day made any more stressful than it needs to be – and sitting in traffic and constantly late trains definitely don’t help. And if that doesn’t help to convenience you, we don’t know what will!
One last thing to remember before we go - before committing to the two-wheel lifestyle, it’s important to have the correct training and insurance. Check out our guide on motorcycle training for beginners so you know what to expect and can unlock your freedom!