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Cycling is one of the most relaxing exercises, which is extremely good for your health and at the same time relaxing as well. Cycling can keep you fit, healthy and always on your toes. It can help to keep heart diseases, diabetes and all kinds of muscle pains under control as well. If you feel that you need to try out some physical exercise that is good for health and at the same time energetic as well, then you can buy a bicycle and start cycling, you can find some great buyers guide at Bikes on Point. A bicycle is […]
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Countries all around the world are investing in bike infrastructures to help cut down on traffic congestion. What many people do not know is the government officials are also hoping that the citizens will be encouraged to ride for their health. Just like walking, biking can offer innumerable benefits that will improve your physical and mental capacity. Below, you will discover 4 health benefits of riding road bikes to and from work. Improving Cardiovascular Fitness The heart is the largest muscle in the body and if it is compromised by disease, you will not be able to function normally. In […]
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Most of us know that we could stand to get a bit more exercise, and most of us know that finding the time to do it is tricky. Trying to grapple with work, family and friends is hard enough, and sometimes it seems like finding the time for exercise is practically impossible. However, there are ways for you to make time to exercise and focus on getting healthy once and for all. Prioritise Finding the time to exercise can be a nightmare, especially if your days are packed and you’re often busy to squeeze something in. The key to finding […]
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Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Lilian Greenwood MP (pictured right) and Daniel Zeichner MP (right centre), Shadow Minister for Cycling joined CTC, the national cycling charity and Becky Renolds (left) of Bricycles, the Brighton cycle campaign group, for a ride in support of Space for Cycling along the Brighton sea front on Wednesday. The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create conditions for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can cycle safely. It is targeted at councillors, seeking their support for improving cycling at a local level. ​Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport said: “I’m delighted to join Bricycles […]
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In Britain, cycling is highly unequal. Women, older people, and disabled people are all under-represented. Transport for London (TfL) reports that 74% of cycle trips there are made by men, while across England men are twice as likely to cycle to work as are women. It’s been the case for so long that people assume it’s normal. Cyclist equals young man on bike, in Lycra. But it’s not normal – and it doesn’t have to be like that. Over the past few years, I’ve seen ‘inclusive cycling’ start to move from being marginal to, if not the mainstream, at least […]
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Where you live has a lot to do with how you get from point A to point B. Country-dwellers are often very dependent upon using their cars, since they likely live a solid drive away from just about anywhere. Other forms of transportation are available, but it is more inconvenient to have your own vehicle. City-dwellers have to be a little more flexible. Crowded municipalities make it difficult to own a car – as parking, traffic, and the general cost of living don’t work in favor of having one’s own private vehicle. What’s more, public transportation options like bus, trolley, […]
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The Transport and Health Study Group is the principal public health organisation in the transport field, certainly in the UK and probably in Europe. We were deeply concerned at the Advertising Standards Association ruling banning a cycling advertisement in which the rider was not wearing a cycle helmet. In our view it is far from clear that cycle helmets ought to be promoted as actively as such a ruling would imply. There is significant professional and scientific controversy on this subject, so much so that the Journal of Transport and Health (a scientific journal which we sponsor for publication by […]
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Researchers from UCL have found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age. The researchers looked at hospital admissions and deaths in England between 2007 and 2009 for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. These were studied by age-group and sex. The research is published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Dangers of cycling It is safer to cycle in England than to drive in France (“sorry, Bradley, helmets are not the answer”, Christian Wolmar, The Times  Opinion, Aug 3).  For young male road users, it is safer to cycle than to drive.  For older road users, the added risk of cycling rather than driving is about comparable to the added risk of driving on an all-purpose road rather on a motorway. This small added risk is, for the individual, outweighed many times over by the health benefit. Cycling increases life expectancy whereas driving reduces it.  For the population as a […]
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