In addition to the amazing health and fitness benefits of indoor exercise, cycling outside – in both urban and rural contexts – will make your life better in so many ways you’ll wish you’d never stepped foot on the tube!
Thanks to the ability of daylight to boost your levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, you will be happier and notice an overall improvement in your mood. According to Professor Jim Horne of Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Centre “Exercising outside rids your body of the stress hormone cortisol, promoting deep, regenerative sleep.”
Cycling to work will sharpen your memory and learning, prevent cognitive decline, and improve your overall brain performance. Just think how much easier your job would be!
Cycling to work will save you A LOT of money. The only fuel a bike needs is the food you eat. The cost of the extra food you will need to keep your new fat burning machine fuelled will be next to nothing compared to the transports costs, congestion charges and parking payments of driving or taking the tube.
Over 40,000 tonnes of CO2 would be saved every week if all commutes in England under five miles were completed by bike instead of car. As well the cleaner air drastically improving your health, the environment will also thank you for it!
Given that the average speed of rush hour traffic in London is 7mph and a reasonable average cycling speed is 13mph, commuting by bike will be almost twice as fast as driving to work.
Cycle to work and leave your bike all day in our safe and secure bike park!