Here are our 7 tips for getting around on two wheels instead of four.

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Best Biking Tips

As gasoline prices hit record highs, swapping four wheels for two could save money-strapped Britons.

According to cycling experts at BobbinBikes, using a bike rather than a car to get around can affect how much money you have left at the end of the month.

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Cyclists save not only on fuel, but also on maintenance, taxes, insurance and parking.

And not only your wallet will benefit from this. Cycling is better for overall health and well-being, and better for the planet.

A spokesperson for BobbinBikes – www.bobbinbikes.com – said: “We’ve all known the health and environmental benefits of cycling for a long time, but when you look at it in terms of cold hard cash, there are benefits to consider. I had to use two wheels instead of four.

“We are not unrealistic – there are times when only a car will do, but for short trips to work, shopping, visiting and leisure, it is best to use a bicycle.

“If you completely ditch your car, you will save significantly on all major payments such as road tax, MOT, services and insurance.”

Here is BobbinBikes guide on how cycling can save Britons money:

Cycle to work diagram

Use the Cycle To Work diagram (adobe.com)

If your employer offers a Cycle to Work scheme, make the most of it. This tax-free benefit helps spread the cost of buying a bike and safety equipment.

Service

You can take care of the bike yourself (photo: adobe.com)

Bike maintenance is something you can do yourself rather than spending money to have it done for you. Regular checks will keep your bike in top condition, but if there’s something you can’t fix yourself, get it checked out.

Fuel costs

Cycling saves on fuel (photo: adobe.com)

The cost of gasoline has skyrocketed in recent years. Swapping for two wheels would mean that cost would disappear. The figures show that in 2020 the British were spending around £22.30 a week on fuel.

Road tax

You can save money without paying road tax (photo: adobe.com)

Road tax can cost a motorist hundreds of pounds a year depending on fuel type and emissions. Think about the savings you can make.

Insurance

Additional savings for cyclists can come from not having insurance (Photo: adobe.com)

Annual car insurance requires a significant amount of money. According to Statista, in 2020 young drivers (aged 20) should expect to earn £800 a year. The cheapest brace was for those aged 65 and cost £491 a year. Make sure your bike is a little cheaper, you’ll be looking at anything from £34 to £139.

Parking

Parking your scooter is easy, but make sure you have a secure lock (Photo: adobe.com)

If you have a bike, you will never have to pay for parking again! Take a strong lock with you and familiarize yourself with safe places to leave your bike.

Health and wellness

Cycling is a great form of exercise (Photo: adobe.com)

Cycling is a great form of exercise, it raises your heart rate and gets your blood circulating throughout your body, burning calories. So ditch your gym membership and get on your bike instead.

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