Why You Should Take Up Cycling
Cycling is becoming more and more popular, with good reason. While there are 100’s of reasons why you should take up the sport, we’ve condensed them into a few select cycling benefits.
Okay lets get this out the way, it’s the most obvious reason on this list, cycling has substantial benefits for your health. Cycling regularly can halve your risk of cardiovascular disease, improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems.
Go Places, see places
Sure, driving a car or taking the train or bus can get you through a city or between towns, but cycling opens your eyes to things you would easily miss in a car. The Lonely Planet have even said there is no better way to explore than by bike, so it must true..
Cost saving, energy saving and sometimes even time saving..
Cycling clubs are getting more and more members every year. with 450 clubs and 28,000 members, there are plenty of group rides to head on on the weekends.
Mental Health Benefits
Mental health is an end product of a physical fitness and health. As a bike rider continues to improve on their physical fitness, there is a ripple effect on their mental fitness and stamina. A weak, slow, and lazy body will have an equally weak, slow, and lazy mind.
If road cycling doesn’t cut the mustard for you, there’s always mountain biking. Or if that’s a bit too much for you, there’s always cyclocross. Or BMX, hill climbing, fixed gear crits, track cycling or time trials. You could even set up a turbo trainer indoors with Zwift and never have to leave your house..but that’s a bit boring.
Guilt Free Snacking
Aah yes, everyone’s dream. Going on long rides on the weekend wouldn’t be complete without the slice or 2 of cake at the other end.
Develop a Positive addiction
Cycling can literally become an addiction for some people. The sense of freedom when out riding a bike is unrivaled and a means of escape for a lot of people. All in all though, its not the worst thing you can be addicted too.
It’s Becoming Easier
With cycling lanes and safe cycling campaigns becoming more prominent, cycling in cities is becoming easier. There’s still plenty to do but government initiatives are moving in the right direction to get more bikes on the road!
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