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Benefits of Cycling

Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable rise in people taking up cycling and joining cycling clubs. So why now has cycling become very popular?

Benefits of Cycling

  • Health benefits such as improvement of cardio-vascular functioning, a stress reliever, increased leg strength and endurance.

  • All the family can enjoy it together from children to the elderly.

  • An inexpensive form of transport.

  • Company cycle to work schemes.

  • Reduce pollution.

Tips for Cycling

  • You have the correct and important bike equipment and clothing.
  • Ensure your helmet and bike is the correct size and fitted just for you.
  • Take gentle cycle rides at the beginning and build the distance up slowly.
  • Stay safe when riding on the road and/or at night.

Why join a Cycling Club

  • Meet new people.
  • Learn to cycle in groups.
  • Get knowledge of new local routes.
  • Share / ask cycling related questions.

If you are local to Letchworth in Hertfordshire, Challenge Central have a cycling club that run on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the team.

You can find more information about the benefits of cycling below:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Cycling.aspx