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Cycling in Worcestershire

Cycling in Worcestershire through the hills

The 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 friends.

Whatever your reason for cycling, by using the bike you could

  • save money as once you have bought a bike, the running costs are extremely low in comparison to the car
  • improve your health and fitness as 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 pressure
  • 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 as 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 as 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 conveniently located
  • 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