Over the past couple of weeks I have started to commute to work by bicycle and I absolutely love it.
Although I am not particularly fit and had not ridden a bike for years, I am still enjoying travelling by bike more than by car. I travel into the city for work, so if I drive I have to pay for parking as well as the cost of petrol. When I ride my bike I save money and get some much needed exercise and fresh air.
I bought an Apollo Cruiser bike which I find to be very comfortable to ride and easy to manage. It only has three gears, but that is all I need. My trip is only about 4 or 5km each way, depending on the route I take, so it's easily manageable for a novice rider. I am also starting to use the bike for other short, local trips as well.
Even my children are impressed that their exercise-averse mother is riding a bike - and they now have no excuse not to exercise themselves!