Switching from driving a car to walking or cycling improves our well-being and active commuters concentrate better and are under less strain than when travelling by car. The health benefits of exercise are well known and there are positive psychological effects too. Those who have an active commute have a higher level of well-being than those who go by car or public transport.
Regular cycling can help you lose weight, reduce stress and improve your fitness.
Toddlers, pensioners, the able-bodied or people with disabilities can all enjoy cycling if they have the right equipment.
Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it's also a form of transport. It saves you money, gets you fit and is good for the environment.
It's a low-impact type of exercise, so it's easier on your joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. But it still helps you get into shape.