I live about 7 or 8 kilometres from work, and it’s a fairly pleasant bike ride in. Nothing too hilly, nothing too dangerous, a few roads to cross (7 in fact) and most of the ride is on bike paths or quiet side streets. I find it to be safe, and clean and easy, and (on my brand new steed with front shocks) it only takes me 20 minutes.

So once a week I ride to work. This gives me some much needed exercise (often the only real exercise my heart, legs and lungs get every week) and allows another staff member to take my car spot for the day. Car spots are highly sought after at our place of work. If I don’t need my car at all for more than one day a week (it’s possible) I’d bike in more than once. But at least once a week, that gets the heart bumping and the blood flowing. And then there’s the nice shower at the start of the day, and this time of year, jumping in the pool at home at the end of the day. I have a iPhone arm strap thing so I can play my latest podcasts as I ride, so I am entertained as well.

I highly recommend biking to work. Win win! In fact, I will stop this blogging malarky right now, as excuse me, but I really need to get on me bike.

Photo Credit: EarthandIndustry.com

About the author

Charlie has spent more than 20 years in Perth’s tech and startup sector, firstly as a founder himself, through to exit, and more recently as a writer, advisor and investor. Originally from the UK, Charlie worked in Singapore before arriving in Perth in 1997 to do an MBA at UWA. Graduating as top student in 1999 he set up online real estate business aussiehome.com, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA, whereupon Charlie ran reiwa.com. In 2013, he moved to Business News to lead their digital transformation as CEO, and then worked for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program, funding pre-revenue startups and innovative businesses. He now works in an advisory capacity for multiple tech and other businesses, is managing editor of Startup News and co-host of the Startup West podcast. He also writes a column for Business News on startups. Charlie sits on the advisory boards of WA Leaders, TEDxPerth, WAITTA, the Perth Symphony Orchestra, and the full board of Rise Network.

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