- A woman from London identified as Mieke Evans has inspired her fellow women to embrace cycling
- Mieke has saved £2,500 (N1.1 million) by only using two means of transportation - her foot and her bicycle
- The cyclist says her health was overhauled by cycling - this also changed her mindset about life
- By travelling with bicycle, Mieke is also making an impact environmentally
When people are working hard to buy and drive their own cars because they are tired of jumping public vehicles, a woman from London identified as Mieke Evans has saved £2,500 (N1,185,991) by going an entire year only travelling on foot or cycling.
Mieke said she challenged herself to go an entire year without using any form of transport apart from her bicycle, Metro reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Mieke admitted that the only time she broke the challenge was when she travelled to France for her friend's nuptials.
She said this was because she did not have enough annual leave to get to France by bicycle.
Mieke said apart from saving between £2,000 (N949,111.02) and £2,500, the challenge overhauled her mindset about life and also improved her health.
She said she also wanted to inspire women to get into cycling, adding that she sees few women cyclist on the roads.
Mieke said: "I have been a cyclist in London for many years, and even though I have seen lots of people cycling, and seen the infrastructure changing, I still see a lot fewer women than men on the roads."
Reacting on Facebook, Boniface Sequeira said: "Even a small amount saved this way, by great labour, brings multiple joy to the person!"
Adam Senington said: "I would like more people to take it up loads less traffic."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of the Lagos state governor, participated in the fourth edition of the Lagos Women Run.
Mrs Sanwo-Olu made history as the first governor’s wife to complete a 10 km race in Nigeria.
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