3 Benefits Of Cycling To Work

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Even though the winter weather may be on its way, there’s no better time to start cycling into work. Fight those winter blues and keep that festive belly at bay by making your daily commute by bike. Here are the reasons to start cycling.

It’s cheaper

Your purse strings are being pulled tight enough as it is during the Christmas period. Cycling to work is a much more affordable alternative to driving. You won’t have extortionate petrol prices to worry about, and the yearly maintenance on your bike is incredibly low compared to a car.


The initial investment of purchasing a bike soon pays off when you see the money you’re saving every day. If you’re currently undecided on what sort of bike is for you, we’d recommend one of the road bikes from Leisure Lakes Bikes. Unlike regular hybrid or commuter bikes, these bikes are great for when you transfer your daily commute into a more serious hobby.

It saves you time

Let’s face it, you have no choice when it comes to going to work. This means you can efficiently manage your time by doing your daily exercise during your commute. As a result, you won’t have to spend as much time – or money – in the gym.


You can also enjoy benefits of avoiding the rush hour traffic and getting to work on time every day. Plan your route before you go so that you can avoid particularly busy roads and areas. For those who would originally wait an eternity for a bus, cycling to work can feel incredibly liberating.

It’s healthier

Getting your regular exercise by bike is a fantastic way to increase your physical fitness and avoid the risks of heart disease, type two diabetes and obesity. If you stick to a 10mph pace you could burn between 215 – 500 calories during a 30 minutes bike ride. For those who work full-time, the health benefits start to look really appealing.


If you’re looking to lose weight, cycling could actually be a lot more beneficial to you than some other exercises. Whilst jogging is a great way to start burning fat, it’s can be quite tough on your body. When you cycle, most of your weight is supported on the saddle, so your joints and skeleton don’t take a beating.


You’ll find yourself becoming fitter and faster by the day, and it will also do wonders for your mood. Read more about the benefits of cycling by reading this article, written by the NHS.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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