Welcome to the third in our series of blogs helping you to start cycling to work. In the first two blogs we looked at Preparation and Hitting the Road. In this blog we will look at some practical steps to make the process more comfortable. Making it to your destination will be the highpoint, and the following will ensure you have a great rest of the day!


You’ll need to store your bike, helmet, and kit somewhere safe for the day. Check with your building manager if there are secure bike racks and lockers at work, and make sure you bring the right locks for them. If there isn’t anywhere, plan ahead – make room in your own workspace to store things out of the way.

Freshen Up

Even after a short ride, freshening up will help you catch your breath; and after a long one will help you feel your best. If there are showers at work, check how to access them in advance and if towels and toiletries are provided. Have a change of clothes ready too, either in your bag or already at work – you’ll then never have to worry about having clean socks!


Whether it’s your first time or not, cycling to work is always worth a celebration! Grab a sweet treat, morning coffee or catch-up with your favourite colleague and enjoy that well-earned moment – on a grey morning, it may be that extra little boost you need to get on your bike. Don’t worry, in no time at all the cycle itself will be your reward!

Here to Help

Remember, it might be your first time cycling to work, but you’re not alone – at Cadence Performance we are always here to help guide you to cycling success. Make yourself a quick checklist of the above points, and please get in touch for more advice – we’ll ensure you have the best kit to make that first cycle to work a breeze!

Cadence Performance

At Cadence Performance our highly trained teams can offer you a support in lots of ways. You can contact us in-store at the addresses below, and you’ll find information about our comprehensive services by following the links below.

Bike Fitting

A professional fitting ensures you get the best performance from you bike by expending energy efficiently. At the same time, it prevents knee, hip, and back injury. Find out more >

Workshop and servicing

We believe that the workshop is the heart of any good bike shop. We offer a free estimate for any repair we take on and we do not carry out any work until we have the go-ahead from you. Find out more >


Spreading the cost of our services with a membership is a great way to enjoy regular exercise, health and wellbeing at an affordable price. Our workshop service memberships are available exclusively in Cadence stores. Find out more >

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Cadence Performance is on your local high street

  • Cadence|Giant Crystal Palace, 2a Anerley Hill, London SE19 2AA
  • Cadence|Giant Paddock Wood, 62-62a Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, TN12 6AF
  • Cadence|Giant Shoreham, Little High St, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5JF
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