lots of European countries have programmes encouraging people to cycle to work, like for instance:
Austria: Radelt zur Arbeit
Denmark: Vi cykler til arbejde
Germany: Mit dem Rad zur Arbeit
Netherlands: Fietsen naar het Werk
Norway Sykle til jobben
To find similar campaigns near you (even a few small ones in the UK), check:
Speaking of bicycles, our tandem, which served us faithfully from 2005 to 2014, has now left the premises, donated to a community bike workshop where it will be restored hopefully find a new lease of life.