Cycle to Work Day 6th August
Did you know it’s Cycle to Work Day on the 6th of August?
All you need to give it a go is a bike and the desire to ride. Cycling is a great transport solution that enables you to avoid public transport and get healthy at the same time
Reasons to Cycle to Work
Here are just some of the health benefits of cycling to work… or just cycling in general!
Great for weight loss
Cycling is a low impact, adaptable exercise that can burn calories at a rate of 400-750 calories an hour, depending on the weight of the rider, speed, and type of cycling you’re doing
Mental health benefits
A Cycling UK survey of more than 11,000 people found that 91% of participants rated off-road cycling as fairly or very important for their mental health – strong evidence that heading out on the bike is a good way to de-stress and clear the mind
It’ll make you sharper
Just one bout of moderate intensity aerobic exercise for as little as 30 minutes has been found to improve some aspects of cognition, including your memory, reasoning, and ability to plan – including shortening the time it takes to complete tasks.
It’s really good for the heart
As little as 20 miles a week on a bike can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by half. If that sounds a long way, consider it’s just a two-mile trip each way (assuming you work five days a week).
It’ll help you sleep
With modern-day stresses, high levels of screen time, disconnecting and falling asleep is a struggle for many people. The answer could be cycling – regular moderate cardiovascular exercise like cycling boosts fitness and makes it easier to fall and stay asleep.