We all have our reasons for taking the bike, so I'm interested to know yours: It's multiple choice, so feel free to tick all that apply Me? My boss is very understanding and has allowed me to change my working hours to allow me to collect my daughter from school (my wife drops her off). This allows us to drastically cut childcare costs. But what's the point in cutting childcare costs just so that I can spend it on another car, insurance and petrol? So the bike and foot were the obvious options. The new bike and all the extras paid for itself within 2 months I now find I quite enjoy the ride (wasn't keen at first) and the walk (still my preferred method if time allows) and really don't like to have to use the car when the wife is away as I absolutely hate the traffic congestion (even though it's tame compared to London).