Former Bayern and Chelsea star, Arjen Robben goes everywhere by bike. Join the club and get yourself a second-hand bicycle for local errands and commutes. It's a winning move: healthier for you and the planet!
What difference does it make?
Most car journeys are less than 5km and could be done by bike instead. 60% of world transport emissions are caused by cars. They could come right down if we got on our bikes more! Buying a second-hand bike also means you are reusing instead of buying something new!
What do you need?
- This is for players who don't have a bike!
Step by step
Before starting out, think about:
- What's your budget?
- Where are you going to store it?
- What kind of bike are you looking for?
Try visiting websites such as Preloved, dedicated group pages on Facebook or Ebay. Quiz the owner about the condition of their bike and don't forget to ask for pictures.
Don't forget the helmet, and a pump and tire repair kit, if you don't have them!
Upload a picture of the your bike and the proof you got it second-hand. Then put that magic wand of a left foot on the pedal and start riding (like Robben)!
Just buying a second-hand bike doesn't really save any emissions. But it's the first step towards cutting down on using the car and saving lots of CO2 emissions. Look at our 2k, 5k and 10k challenges - try riding those distances instead of taking your car. Need to do some shopping? Get a bike with a basket!
That's also great - it's all about being able to use the bike instead of the car. But definitely consider a second-hand one - it's cheaper and it doesn't hurt so much if it gets nicked. Also, less CO2 into the atmosphere!
Definitely beware of scammers. If in doubt, don't buy. Never pay without seeing it. If you prefer an offline solution, head to your local shop and ask for 2nd hand possibilities. Or go really old school and look for ads in the local rag!
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