Cycling has numerous benefits to offer riders, both new and experienced. For anyone considering joining the cycling community, here are some of the biggest perks.
6 Great Benefits to Cycling
A warm-up for your legs
Cycling is a perfect example of an activity that 'feels' like exercise but doesn't feel like exercise. Running, for example, is a great cardiovascular workout, but it can often feel more like 'work' than 'play'. Cycling, on the other hand, is smoother and far more enjoyable. Instead of immediately gasping for air, you begin to feel the benefits almost immediately. The more speed you pick up, the more it elevates your heart rate, but almost immediately your body starts to warm up and you feel the first real benefits of cardiovascular activity.
The bike is a great way to experience nature -
Cycling offers one of the best ways to journey through nature and see the world in a new way. No matter where you are you'll be able to find a cycle path or a quiet stretch of road to take in the glory that is nature. If you're lucky enough to live in a city with great cycle routes then you'll be able to cycle through picturesque parks and along the river, but even if you're not so lucky and have to sit in traffic on the way to work, you can still marvel at the sky, the clouds and the trees that you might not ever notice in a car.
Cycling is a great workout -
Cycling is a great way to get in a good workout. The more you cycle the more you'll find yourself getting fitter and fitter, but it's still a great way to get a quick, effective workout in a short period of time. As we've mentioned, cycling has you feeling the benefits almost immediately. This makes it ideal for a quick workout before you head to work, or after work before you meet up with friends. Even a short ride is enough to elevate your heart rate, loosen your muscles and wake you up for the rest of the day.
It's a great way to see the world -
A bike allows you to travel in a totally different way from any other vehicle. Instead of being stuck in a car, you can cycle through parks, along rivers and can even see things from a totally new angle. And with the added bonus that your bike is light and easy to manoeuvre you don't even have to stick to the paved roads or the cycle paths.
They're versatile and easy to store -
Bikes are light and easy to store, so if you've got limited space in your home, they're a great way to get in a workout without taking up too much room. They're also useful if you're away on a trip. A fold-up bike will be much easier to store and transport on a train or in a car than a traditional bicycle.
You can join a community -
Cycling is a great activity to enjoy with friends, and there are lots of clubs and communities out there specifically for cyclists. This makes it a great way to find like-minded people who are all interested in the same thing as you. Whether you're looking for a charity challenge or a local race, with a community you're sure to find someone who shares your interests.
There are so many reasons to get on a bike. Whether you want to get fit, lose weight, see the world, or simply cycle because you love it, there's no reason not to get on a bike.
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