Cycling is a great sport for people of all ages to enjoy. No matter if you’re cycling on your own or with family or friends, the joy and benefits are all still the same. People enjoy cycling different reasons… what’s yours?
Cycling with your family and friends is a great way to catch up with the ones you love. You might not necessarily talk to each other while riding but surely you end up in a cafe somewhere after your ride? Besides… you’ll need to refuel. Having people that you ride with will also give you the motivation you need to get back on your bike and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
When you cycle within a group your might have increased contact with your neighbours and community. This may result in making new friends and creating a more positive place to live.
It’s no secret that to be fit and healthy, exercise has to play a role. Regular exercise can help prevent serious health conditions later on in life. Cycling is actually one of the best exercises to do for a healthy heart. Not to mention that regular exercise can do wonders for your mental health.
Did you know that cycling for two-four hours a week is enough to make a positive improvement on your health?
Protecting the Environment
Not only is cycling a benefit to you physically, but it is much better for the environment. If you struggle to find time after work, cycling to the shops is a great way of incorporating exercise into your day. Motor vehicles are causing a high amount of wear and tear on our roads. Whereas cycling… not so much. We need to preserve our environment the best we can. So, finding times where we can cycle or walk is better than using the car up to four times a day.
By cycling more often, you are helping to reduce air pollutants, noise pollution and congestion. You are playing your part in helping towards global climate change for the better.