Benefits of cycling

Commuting by bike is great for your health

Health

Commuting by bike is great for your health, giving you a low-impact workout twice a day, so it can help you keep your weight down.

According to the government regular exercise like cycling also halves your chances of suffering from heart disease, and helps to prevent strokes, diabetes, and some kinds of cancer.

Your blood pressure and resting heart rate will be lower, and you’ll feel more awake and less stressed.


Money

Riding your bike every day could save you a small fortune – and most people make up the cost of their bike in a couple of months in what they save on public transport.

With a zones 1-4 travelcard costing over £120 each month and the annual fee at over £1300, and with the standing, running, congestion charging and parking costs involved in owning a car estimated at over £10,000 per year (that’s not including the cost of the car itself!), there’s no doubt that you’re better off by bike.

Plus with the extra exercise you'll be saving on that gym membership, too!


Environment

Road traffic is a major source of air and noise pollution in London, and the transport sector is the fastest growing source of carbon dioxide emissions in the EU.

Anyone who swaps their car or bus pass for a bike will help reduce this pollution and help prevent global climate change. Help stop climate chaos by getting on your bike.


Convenience

Bicycles are the fastest mode of transport, door to door, in central London. Skip the stationary buses, traffic jams and delayed trains and look forward to having more spare time (especially if you cancel your gym membership!).

You’ll have time in your lunch break to meet friends or pop to the shops or bank, and you’ll probably be able to have a longer lie-in too.


Fun

Did we mention how much fun cycling in London is? If you don’t feel confident, contact us for information on cycle training and confidence boosting tips.

Once you’re happy riding in traffic, you’ll see why cycling is the best way to get around London. You’ll get to know the city better, feel fitter and have more spare time.

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Yes completely agree bicycles is safest mode of transportation. Cycling is good for heart which helps to improve cardiovascular fitness & also good for immune system to which strengthen our immune system. Riding a bike also linked to improve our mental health.

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  • By modfiles at 1:55pm 15 December 2015

I it was great to have the chance to get out and meet locals, members and volunteers taking part in such a fun and worthwhile day. It was a brilliant way to meet like-minded people and do something good for the community. Those cold beers in the park at the end of a busy day tasted pretty good! Thanks!  pdf to flash  and pdf tool software for pdf to word, excel, ppt, images   pdf converter mac  and  convert pdf files  to download free trial. pdf to word  ,  pdf to images

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