Good for Your Health

Cycling is good for you.

Studies show that regular cyclists are as fit as the average person 10 years younger, are less likely to suffer from depression and are more likely to sleep better. (From the Dublin City Council website)

The National Guidelines for Physical Activity say All adults need to accumulate moderate intensity aerobic activity for at least 30 minutes on five days a week. Building cycling into your day will help you achieve this every day, at every age, without even trying…The 30mins can be built up during the day for example by 2 x 15 minutes’ cycle to a public transport stop.

Holland and Denmark, countries where cycling is a mainstream mode of transport significantly lower levels of adult and childhood obesity.

The average annual rainfall in Dublin less than that of Amsterdam, a city that has a strong cycling culture.