Vélotafeur: go to work without a car

Vélotafeur: go to work without a car

A cyclist on the banks of the Rhône. @WilliamPham

More and more Lyonnais go to work by bicycle. Four of them tell us about their daily lives.


“During the winter, I take the electric bike more easily”

There are those who sweat on the pedals to complete their journey. And then there are the older athletes, for whom a two-wheeled ride almost feels like recovery after hard training.

Champion of the highest altitude race Marion Delespierre finished 2nd on the stage of the Grand Raid de la Réunion, a 170 km race that crosses the mountainous island from south to north with 10,000 meters of altitude on the menu. A sports doctor, he works at the LaSauveur clinic in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon. In the morning, he leaves their home in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or for a mountain tour that crosses the towns of Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Or and Champagne-au-Mont-d’Or for a total of 10 kilometers.

But you are likely to have an easy day on the bike. Even for athletes. “I’ve always liked to ride a bike to work, even if it’s more difficult in the winter. During this period, I take an electric bike more easily so I don’t have to change when I arrive. In addition, I recently bought an electric car and I’m a little worried about taking the car if the weather is bad”, Says Marion Delespierre. Next November, he will participate in the world championships in Thailand. And his physical preparation will also be done on the bike.