What is Cycling?
You don’t need to spend a fortune to cycle – a battered bike with a basket fits in just as well as one with fancy pedals and performance wheels. You can cycle for fun, or combine getting fit with moving from a to b (even better!). Cycling isn’t just about the streets though – road, track (sometimes called pursuit) and BMX (Bicycle Motocross) are all options too. Just depends what you’re looking for – a slow pedal on the road, or a faster bumpy ride on dirt roads? Whatever floats your boat!
What are the benefits?
- It’s a much cheaper, healthier and faster way to get around. And even better, it’s great for the environment too!
- Boost your fitness and brainpower
- Can help you get better at other types of activity
- You can get fit without trying too hard – if you want to just pedal slowly, that’s OK too and still good for you (shh…we won’t tell)
What will I need?
You need a bike and the bike you need will depend on what type of cycling you want to do. But some places will have bikes for you to borrow (like BMX tracks). A helmet is vital, and some bright clothes will make you feel safer too.