Planning ahead and riding your route in advance is a great way to ease any stress on your first day commuting by Bicycle. There are plenty of good Cycling apps and route mapping tools, but apps such as Google Maps can also work well – just remember to change your transport mode from car to bike. Doing so enables it to work out a safer route.
We would usually suggest opting for a longer route on quieter roads, over a more direct route on busy ones. You want to make the journey as easy as possible. Once you think you have got the best route planned, it’s always worth having a practice run on a quiet day (usually a weekend). This gives you a chance to double-check everything with less pressure from traffic and means you won’t have to worry about directions on your first proper commute to work.