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Riding for Health



It's a new year and this is the time when new gym memberships are flying off the shelves. But, there's a good chance you have the perfect vehicle to break a sweat on, gain the health benefits and save you a few dollars off your fuel bill.


Aim the spotlight on the humble bicycle, good sir.

  1. Cycling helps to improve your cardiovascular health – riding a bike regularity can help to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular conditions.

  2. Cycling is low impact – compared to running or other forms of exercise, riding is low impact and easy on your joints and muscles.

  3. Cycling helps to improve your mental health – riding a bike can help to reduce stress and improve your mood by releasing endorphins.

  4. Cycling is a great way to burn calories – depending on the intensity of your ride, you can burn hundreds of calories in a single ride.

  5. Cycling helps to build muscle strength – cycling helps to improve your leg strength and core strength, as well as your upper body depending on the type of bike you ride.

  6. Cycling is a great way to get outdoors – riding a bicycle is a great way to get out in the fresh air and enjoy nature.

  7. Cycling helps to improve balance – cycling helps to improve your balance and coordination, which can help with everyday activities.

  8. Cycling helps to improve your posture – these movements help strengthen your core muscles, which can help to improve your posture.

  9. Cycling is a great way to explore – the freedom a bike offers is a great way to explore your local area and discover new places when travelling.

  10. Cycling is a great form of transportation – cycling is a great form of transportation for short or medium distance trips and is a much more sustainable than driving or taking the bus.


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