Benefits of Cycling
People cycle for lots of different reasons. Some choose
it because it provides a cheaper way of getting to work, whilst
others enjoy the opportunity to spend time with family and
Whatever your reason for cycling, by using the bike you could:
- Save money – Once you have bought a bike, the
running costs are extremely low in comparison to the car.
- Improve your health and fitness - Regular
cyclists enjoy a fitness level of a person 10 years younger.
Regular cycling also halves the risk of heart attacks and helps
reduce risk factors like high blood cholesterol and high blood
- Save time - Cycling offers one of the most
reliable journey times day after day. In urban areas cycling often
saves time as you can cycle past stationary traffic and for short
trips it is often quicker than using the car.
- Go where cars can’t go – Cycling is not only
constrained to the road! Cyclists are able to make use of
specialist bike paths, shared use pathways and bridleways, all of
which act as useful shortcuts.
- Park easily – You don’t need to worry about
fighting over parking spaces or remembering to carry the correct
change for the parking meter. Cycle parking is free and
- Go Green – By riding your bike you’ll be doing
your bit for the environment as cycling emits no carbon dioxide and
helps to relieve traffic congestion.
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This page was last reviewed 21 November 2011 at 11:00.
The page is next due for review 19 May 2013.