5 motives to start cycling
Great for your fitness
Cycling is a fantastic way to build fitness and become more energetic. It gets your heart pumping and is a fun way to build cardiovascular fitness. Cycling burns a lot of calories, especially on higher gears – it also helps to burn fat and to build muscle / stability in the lower body (an important area which is often overlooked).
A superb way to meet new friends and help with the social / work balance in your life. There are many cycling clubs located around the country which invite new members to join regularly. It’s also a great way to keep your family active while also increasing their fitness levels.
Cycling takes us to many locations which we have not been to before. It gives us a motive to go and explore the beautiful countryside and surrounding areas.
Going places by public transport or by car is very expensive, especially with the costs of fuel in the UK. By cycling to the shops or to friend’s houses, you can save a lot of money which can then be better spent on other necessities in life.
Good for the environment
Pollution levels are constantly rising, especially in city environments. That’s why, if you decide to cycle, you can do ‘your bit’ for the environment. It may also spur others to do the same and therefore will help to reduce pollution as a collective effort.