With Britain’s first Tour De France win, cycling is everywhere! Cycling is a greatly enjoyable sport and hobby that is now getting the recognition it deserves. Why not give cycling a try? Let’s look at some of the great benefits of cycling.
One of the biggest benefits of cycling is that it is a great way to lose weight. Just from cycling a few miles a week you will begin to notice a difference and this weight loss will increase as you become fitter and more experienced.
Cycling is a great hobby to share with others. There are plenty of local cycling clubs out there. Sign up! You’ll soon make plenty of friends and be wondering why you never tried this before.
Help the environment
By cycling more and driving less means there will be less pollution pumped into the atmosphere and by cycling more you will also be reducing your carbon footprint. Think about cycling as doing your bit for the environment.
If you’re commuting in a major city, travelling by bike will shave half the time off of your normal journey. A moderately fit cyclist will have no problem beating cars, buses and the underground on journey time.
Once you have begun cycling, it’s a great way to give back to others. There is plenty of charity cycling events available to sign up to, keep a look out for ones near you at doitforcharity.com
Think of all the money you will save if you invested in a bike and cycled everywhere. No more money spent on petrol or parking! It is estimated that leaving the car in the garage for the average commuter could save £74.14 per week (Source cycling weekly). Bikes are also very efficient, you can travel the equivalent of 2,924 miles to the gallon.
Exercise is a great way to clear your mind and relieve stress. Vigorous exercise is an effective way to take your mind off problems and often once done you can see problems from a new perspective.
Most importantly, outdoor activities like cycling are great fun. So why not give it a go!