Our work has given us £3 for breakfast for bike week. It's amazing what people will do for this! Gets a lot of bikes out of the woodwork, unfortunately they tend to go back their once breakfast isn't laid on!
Last year they recorded stats of people's rides. Since I could only make one ride this week I made it a long one (I combine train and bike) getting off two stops sooner than normal making a usual 39 mile round trip into a 49 miler. It was good fun but I wouldn't want to do it all the time. Mind you the bacon butty tasted good!
General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )