I have found that the key to becoming a successful bike commuter is to have the right mindset; Instead of getting annoyed about the constant head-wind or bad weather, I try to turn all situation into sometning positive.
I take a train and bike to get to work every day. My daily bike commute is 2x5km (~6.5 miles). It doesn’t sound like a lot but during a year this adds up to about 2.500km (1.550 miles) and suddenly we’re talking serious exercise.
Here’s an infographic I made with 8 mindset approaches you can use to become a successful bike commuter. At least they work for me.