The American College of Gynaecology state that you can restart cycling after childbirth as soon as you feel up to it, providing you’ve cycled before and during your pregnancy. If you chose other types of exercise after your baby arrives, thirty minutes five times a week is recommended at an intensity at which you can talk but not sing.
Care is essential with any post partum exercise as your body is going through major changes with your uterus healing and ligaments still loose. Those not accustomed to cycling shouldn’t chose this moment to start serious cycling or any kind of exercise. However, if like me your doctor gives you the green light to get back on your bike after birth, you might be surprised at how good you feel when you do try it.