Road Safety

The benefits of cycling

Why cycle?

Cycling is fun – Riding your bicycle helps you be active while enjoying your natural surroundings. It also provides the independence of using your own power.

Cycling is healthy – Incorporating exercise into your lifestyle has many health benefits. It can strengthen your immune system, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce stress, strengthen your heart and increase your energy level. It’s also easy on your joints, and can be done at any level of intensity, which makes it a great activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness.

Cycling is practical and cost effective – There are no gas tanks to fill and parking is usually free. And it’s often just as fast as a car or bus in city traffic.

Cycling is good for the environment – Cycling produces no air pollution, greenhouse gas or noise. It also reduces traffic congestion, deterioration of road surfaces and land requirements for roads and parking lots.