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How to start cycling and reap the benefits (for your body and your budget)

How to start cycling and reap the benefits (for your body and your budget)

Want to try two wheels but feel apprehensive about starting? We’ve got some ideas to help (Picture: Getty Images/Image Source) Did you know that by…

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Want to try two wheels but feel apprehensive about starting? We’ve got some ideas to help (Picture: Getty Images/Image Source) Did you know that by cycling you’re helping your community, your county and your planet?

According to Cycling UK, you’re also saving yourself a ton of money.

The average amount spent on a running a car each year is thought to be around £2,500, but apart from a few initial costs, cycling is free, which is great for news for anyone who is feeling that cost-of-living crisis at the moment.

According to Department For Transport statistics, 71% of all journeys made in England in 2020, were under five miles, which is an easy distance for even a beginner to attempt on a bike.

And, by doing so, it’s a great form of exercise, too. In fact, data shows that cycling to work is linked with a 45% lower risk of developing cancer , and a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to commuting by car or public transport.

Plus, switching just one journey per day reduces your carbon footprint by approximately 0.5 tonnes over a year. After you’ve bought your bike, cycling is basically free (Picture: Getty Images) So what better time to make the switch than Bike Week that is encouraging as many people as possible to get out there and try two wheels.

However, if your heart is willing but your mind is not, you’re not alone. New research by Bott and Co solicitors, reveals that 90% of women don’t own a […]

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