Cycling appeals to everyone from toddlers to pensioners, able-bodied and people with disabilities can all enjoy cycling if they have the right equipment. This would explain why cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK. As with all physical activity, cycling has many benefits which include:

  • Builds strength and muscle tone
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Reduce your risk of health problems
  • Control or reduce weight
  • Reduces stress and improves mood
  • Can be used as a mode of transport - one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise within your daily routine
  • As intense as you want
  • Fun

Get into Cycling

Cycling is great fun - it can help you to get fit, save money on fuel and it's a more environmentally friendly way to make every day journeys. Some ideas of how you can get on your bike more often:

  • Cycle to work or part of your journey to work
  • Organise a cycle ride for your friends and family - choose a cycling route from one of our local maps or the wider National Cycling Network
  • Go for a lunchtime bike ride with colleagues
  • Cycle to school with the kids, or to the park
  • Cycle to the shops
  • Join a local club and get involved in local cycling events such as The Mallory Mile

There are a wide variety of cycle routes in and around Hinckley and Bosworth that take you around the pretty villages and rolling countryside. Why not download a cycling map today and find out for yourself!