it's just gone a year since I started riding to work and I decided to work out how much money I'd saved by doing so.

Commuting distance: 22km - 220 per week

Money I didn't spend this year:

Fuel: $2000 (35l per week at $1.20L - it's further to drive than to ride)

Parking: $350 (per year for parking permit)

Tyres: ~$200

Servicing: $400

+ given that I'd have to buy a car if I drove

Repayments: $5000 (~$100 per week)

Rego: $500

Insurance: $800

**Total money I haven't spend: $2950 ($9250 if I bought a car)**

Money I have spent:

Bike: $1100

Accessories: $200

Clothes: $100

Tyres, tubes etc: ~$100

**Total spent : $1500**

**Total that I've saved: at least $1450 (or $7800)**

Plus I now weigh 10 kg less than I did a year ago.

Makes flying passed a whole heap of drivers in a traffic jam even sweeter knowing that you can basically go on holidays for free compared to them.

So how much extra cash do you have in your pocket?