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The Benefits Of Cycling

Why cycle?

Cycling keeps you fit and healthy

  • Regular cycling helps keep the body trim and toned.
  • Cycling raises your metabolic rate, helping you to manage your weight effectively.
  • Cycling can also reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other serious conditions.

Cycling saves you time and money

  • Cycling can be twice as quick as driving in urban areas.
  • Average car running costs are over £5000 annually compared to just £75 for a bike.
  • Free parking – it costs you nothing to park a bike.

Cycling helps protect our environment

  • Cycling is the least polluting travel option after walking.
  • 2kg of carbon is saved for every short journey made using a bike instead of a car.
  • Cycling is 70 times more energy-efficient than the average car.
  • Cycling helps reduce noise pollution, improve air quality and encourages social interaction.