From the 6th the 16th of June we invite you to put on your helmet, grab your friends and family, and (re)discover all the amazing and fun benefits there are to cycling! Whether you’re cycling to work, to school, to the shops or just for fun, cycling is a great way to get more active.
First things first…
GET A BIKE. Picking the right bike can be a tricky task. Whether you want to cycle in the woods or in the city, or if you want to cycle for fun or for exercise can play an important part in finding the best bike for you.
The easiest would be to first find out what you will be using your bike for and a bike shop will do the rest. They can help you choose a bike for your need and select the correct frame and size. However, buying a bike does not have to break the bank – look online for a second-hand bike or try asking a friend or family member if they have one they no longer use. To ensure your second-hand bike is safe and roadworthy we suggest getting it serviced.
Secondly, remain safe! If you are out of practice or new to cycling, start in a nearby park. This will build your confidence for when you are faced with traffic and pedestrians.
• Always wear a helmet
• Be seen and heard
• Check your bike
• Be alert and plan your route
• Always follow the Highway Code
• Don’t wear headphones when you cycle on the road
Lastly, make cycling a habit. You have probably spent some money obtaining a bike so don’t let it go to waste. Try cycling to work, going out with your family and friends or sign up for a charity bike ride.
There are great health benefits from cycling regularly, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. For more great ways to Move More, call us 0800 169 4219 or click here to see what we offer in your local area.