Life isn’t just about crunching big miles. We all start somewhere. For many of us, it’s with a 3 Mile Ride.
At the core of the site lies the following premise: most journeys of less than three miles, or five kilometres, can be undertaken without the use of a private vehicle.
Three miles is a distance that’s manageable for almost everyone, psychologically and physically, young and old. On a bicycle, three miles is a distance that’s both time and cost efficient, compared to the same distance travelled in a car.
And, three miles is the building block for bigger rides, bigger adventures. Because from small acorns grow oak trees.
And, three miles is the building block for bigger rides, bigger adventures. Because from small acorns grow oak trees. A three-mile bike ride brings broader changes. It decreases day to day stress. It improves physical health and general mental wellbeing. It promises a number of knock-on environmental and economic benefits, from the air that we breathe to the money we save.
3 Mile Ride is a website that aims to provide hands-on, down-to-earth information for those considering a bicycle as a form of daily transportation and local exploration, as well as inspiring features, opinion pieces, and reportage for those who already do. We hope to promote the benefits of car-light living and share the transformative power of cycling, in its everyday form.
We’d love to help you along the journey of making riding a bike a fun, healthy, and soul-satisfying experience that can change your life, every single day.