Good for Your Wallet
You’d be amazed by how much you spend on transport.
According to the AA Irelands 2011 survey of motoring costs, it now costs €11,817 a year to run a small family car in the ‘Band C’ tax category (typical engine size of 1251 – 1500cc); up by €646 on the figure for 2010.
You can easily get a good bike and kit it out for a fraction of that cost. Once you’ve bought a bike your transport is free. So aside from being healthier, benefiting from predictable journey times and helping the environment you save yourself a fortune by cycling.
Did you know that the cost of buying and maintaining a bike is approximately 1% the cost of buying and maintaining a car?