I’m lucky to have a fantastic boss who understands cycling. He provides showers and secure bike parking in the office. On a fine day, he knows I may pedal to work by the scenic route and arrive at my desk some hours later than usual.
That’s cool by him. He believes I’ll be refreshed, invigorated and more productive after my ride.
My employer occasionally gives me time off to go on a major cycling tour, and doesn’t mind when I spend some months each year in Amsterdam where I can live a carefree, car-free life, riding the bike every day. He takes it for granted that I’ll sometimes waste a few hours watching a bike race on TV.
Sure, the money is not great. However, as a self-employed writer working from home, I have a boss who’s an all-round terrific guy.
Today was officially designated Australia’s National Ride2Work Day. So naturally I warned my boss I’d be a little late, and joined the line of riders heading to the park in nearby Newtown for the Ride2Work Breakfast.
Well done, all concerned with organising this event! We must do it every year, and make Ride2Work more than a one day event. Meanwhile, I hope every cyclist and prospective cyclist can find a boss as accommodating and bike-friendly as mine.
STOP PRESS: According to my mail from the organisers, Ride2Work had over 115,000 registrations. There were 118 official community breakfasts held around the country, and probably many more informal ones at workplaces. Good work! Do it again tomorrow!
Do you ride to work? If not, what is stopping you? Could any simple, cheap things be done to make it more convenient?