According to a poll of 1000 riders and non-riders, people who avoid the morning rush hour by hopping on their bikes are gaining an edge over their non-pedalling workmates.
It shows one-quarter of riders feel motivated and one in five (18%) happy at work. Riding to work daily was also found to improve the mood of one in four (28%) workers, particularly among those aged between 18 and 24.
By comparison, their non-cycling colleagues admitted to often arriving at the office feeling tired (29%) and unmotivated (22%) after their journey, the poll for insurance firm Cycleguard found.
Likewise, the research suggests cycling could be beneficial at the end of the day by helping people unwind.
While more than half (56%) of non-cyclists said they felt frazzled on returning home from work, less than one-quarter of cyclists (23%) said they felt tired.
However, more than half of those surveyed in Scotland (56%) said they felt the roads were unsafe for cyclists.