“I decided to get a bike and embrace the active travel way of life!”

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Back in France I had a car but when I moved to live in Leeds I no longer had this! It was a real change in my way of life and how I choose to travel, so I decided to get a bike and embrace the active travel way of life.

The benefits of cycling for me are – it’s great cardio for my heart and I feel much better for it. When you bike in to work, you are much more aware of what’s around you – you can smell the cut grass, you can really smell that amazing scent!

“You’re connected with the world around you, when Spring arrives, you can feel it.”

You’re much closer to life, you’re aware of the seasons – when the sun is shining, it makes me smile, I cycle and I feel happy and it’s a good way to start the day, it helps me wake up.

To me, living in Paris, you breath in the car fumes all day long, Leeds is a nice place where you can breathe the fresh air. Cycling is better for the environment and anything that helps the environment is good for me.

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“I decided to get a bike and embrace the active travel way of life!”

Emmanuelle chooses to cycle to work from Kirkstall to Chapel Allerton where she works at George & Joseph Cheesemongers. She used to live in France and travel but after falling in love with the hills of Leeds, she decided to get an e-bike...
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