Whether it’s a gentle cycle in the countryside or a competitive race, cycling can have huge benefits.
WHAT IS CYCLING?It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you got on a bike you never forget how much fun it is to get pedalling. Cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK with an estimated 3.1 million people riding a bicycle each month.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?Cycling is low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. It is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it’s also a form of transport. It saves you money, gets you fit and is good for the environment.
IS IT FOR ME?
Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make. You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Mark Cavendish to enjoy cycling. You can get the kids involved and go for a family ride to the local park.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- A bike and helmet
- A bottle of water
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
- Motivation to move