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Our guide to #CycleToWorkUAE

We answer your frequently-asked questions about the #CycleToWorkUAE initiative taking place on January 13.

What is #CycleToWorkUAE?

As part of The National’s #healthyliving campaign, we are encouraging everyone to join us in cycling to work on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Do I need to sign up?

No. You simply cycle from your home to your work and back. Tell the world you are participating by using the hashtag #cycletoworkuae

How safe is it?

The UAE is still in the process of becoming cycle-friendly. Just as pedestrians must never assume they have the right of way, so must cyclists be cautious of vehicles. Using the hard shoulder, service roads and walkways is encouraged to make this day a success. And of course, always wear a helmet and reflectors, plus lights at night.

What can I do if I live really far from my work?

We will have two park-and-cycle locations. One is at the entrance of Khalifa Park and the other will be located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche at Gate 1, opposite Al Hilal Bank. Bikes can be borrowed free of charge at both locations.

I don’t have a bicycle. Can I still participate?

We will have a limited number of bicycles at our park-and-cycle locations that participants are welcome to use. But with the weather so fine, it is a great time to buy a bike. Look for the 20% off voucher for Tamreen Sports in our paper every day until Jan. 13, 2015.

How can I follow your coverage?

All of our coverage for #cycletoworkuae can be found at: www.thenational.ae/cycletoworkuae

Please also follow us on Facebook.com/gethealthyuae and Twitter @gethealthyuae for all our #healthyliving coverage.

I have a question! Who can I ask?

Email your questions to: cycletoworkuae@thenational.ae

Updated: January 5, 2015 04:00 AM

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