I’m the first to admit there have been many times when I’ve hopped on my bike in a miserable mood, only to find myself grinning away about 5 miles into the ride.
We guarantee any amount of time on a bike will lift your spirits and it’s proven, as Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation explains;
Any mild-to-moderate exercise releases natural feel-good endorphins that help counter stress and make you happy
- Figures show the average person will lose 13 lbs (5.8 kilograms) in their first year of cycling to work (Source: Outdoor Foundation 2010)
- Biking improves your health and quality of life. It gets you outside, relieves stress, and just generally makes you feel better about life
- A study found that just 25 minutes of aerobic exercise such as cycling boosts at least one measure of creative thinking
- Give yourself a legal high. We’ve all felt that euphoria post ride and it’s been proven that there’s a direct link between feelings of wellbeing and exercise.