Commuting by bike helps to tackle the virus
Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of the UK government’s new and emerging respiratory virus threats advisory group (Nervtag), urged members of the public to reduce the possibility of transmission of the virus through cycling.
“If you can, cycle to work, don’t go on public transport,” Prof Openshaw told BBC Breakfast.
“I think you should take matters into your own hands. Don’t wait necessarily for government policy. I’m very, very reluctant now to go into crowded spaces because I know that roughly one in 60 people in a crowded space are going to have the virus.
“I think do everything possible in your control to try to reduce transmission. Don’t wait for the government to change policy. The sooner we all act, the sooner we can get this transmission rate down, and the greater the prospect of having a Christmas with our families.”
UK’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid said this week that new cases could reach 100,000 a day. If cycling more does the trick, then count us in!
Easy to forget…
— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) October 21, 2021
And what is this sorcery?
— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) October 22, 2021
Fun little story. 83 yr old Al Merritt spent the last 10 years cycling thru Carlsbad in his way to cycle around the world. He finished with 24,000+ miles as hundreds of neighbors, friends & family watched him cross the finish line pic.twitter.com/nQNMkj2xiZ
— Steve Puterski (@StevePuterski) October 24, 2021
Was nice afternoon:> 600 euro for making pictures & signing items🙃… In total >8000 euro !!! for student cycling club from Wageningen. 😁 Happy my clothing found some new owners and with this I can support students that have not so much money and want to get into cycling! pic.twitter.com/r8oO3F8Ia1
— Annemiek van Vleuten (@AvVleuten) October 23, 2021