Many of us suffer with health implications and or well-being issues, life is stressful and things can weigh heavy on your mind. It might be hard to believe but cycling can help with these factors, here’s how cycling can help with depression, stress, anxiety and other health issues.

  1. A bike ride allows you to clear your head and get some fresh air.
  2. You can take a bad day out on a bicycle, pedal fast, push hard and you may find your stress reduces.
  3. Getting involved in the cycling community can help build new friendships. It’s always good to talk.
  4. Cycling improves fitness and health, you may find yourself feeling more positive about yourself due to your changing physique.
  5. Regular riding is a great way to exercise and that burnt energy is more likely to help you relax and get a good night’s sleep.
  6.  Cycling can help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease. It can also help improve your lung function and can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in later life.
  7. Using a bike is lower impact than say running, and can mean those with injuries can still enjoy exercise and keep fit.
  8. Cycling can help improve your self esteem, selfies showing your achievements, beating that target on your favourite cycling app and reaching the top of that hill can all help release adrenaline, endorphins and feel good hormones.
  9. Riding a bike can help improve your posture – stand tall and feel good!
  10. Research has suggested that cycling improves productivity, those tasks that you’ve not been able to bring yourself around to doing, might now be at the top of the to-do list!

We’re not saying cycling is the cure to all health issues, but as research shows, it can help with a large amount of health related complications and mental health issues, so get on your bike and enjoy a cycling adventure!