According to Vélo Québec, 59 per cent of employees who bike to work enjoy their commu­te, compared to just 38 per cent of employees who drive.

Cycling is great for your heart, your body and your mood. It’s a great aerobic workout that allows people of all ages to get moving and start seeing the benefits in just a few weeks. In addition to increasing lung function and reducing stress, regular cycling increases blood circulation in your legs, keeps osteoporosis at bay and transforms fat into muscle.

However, it’s important that you find the right balance and pace yourself.