Things have gotten so rigid in our workday world, we’ve been robbed of the simple pleasures of rolling along with the wind in our hair and not a care in the world. Cycling is a lot of fun, incredibly versatile, and an amazing way to get active and fit. If you love cycling or have loved cycling in the past and you’re looking for an excuse to get back on the bike then we’re here to help. Check out these 5 ways to add cycling back into your routine.
Staring at your phone screen on the train can only keep you engaged for so long. We lose hours daily to our commute. Replacing all or part of your daily commute with cycling is an excellent way to stay fit in the middle of a busy work schedule, and it’s a lot more fun than being crammed in a stuffy bus. Consider getting a quality road bike to bypass traffic on our busy city streets. If the journey is a little too long you could also look at replacing just one leg of the commute with a bike ride. Take a folding bike with you on the train so you can ride through the city on the other end instead of getting on a connecting bus or tram route. You could even find yourself shaving some time off the travel that you might have otherwise spent stuck in traffic.
A quick pop down to the shops can be done without the car. Maybe you’re trying to do your bit for the environment or maybe you’re just looking for an excuse to inject some fitness into your regular routine. An adult tricycle is the perfect way to run errands without needing to get in the car. The massive basket in the rear of the trike gives you plenty of storage to ride to the store and pick up some groceries. These trikes are also hugely beneficial for older riders, riders with disabilities, and riders recovering from injuries. The low step through frame and balance offered by the third wheel in the back make it so easy to mount and dismount, and the easy to reach handlebars let you ride upright to protect your spine.
If you’re the adventurous type you’re probably looking for any opportunity to get out into nature. Trail riding is the most excitement you can have on two wheels. Whether you’re looking for a casual off-road ride on the weekend or you’re planning on speeding down the mountainside there’s a mountain bike for you. Mountain biking is one of the best ways for you to get fit while you cycle. Look for bikes with wider tyres and rims that will give you greater stability off-road and suspension forks that absorb the bumps and shocks of the rocky terrain.
Just ride. No rush. No pressure. Just the wind in your hair, and the sun on your face. Cruisers are your bike of choice for getting around town. They’re easy, carefree, and relaxing just like your ride should be. These retro style bikes are a fashion statement as much as they are comfortable vehicles for getting around. Cruising is a fantastic way to get to know your city. Ride through the streets of the inner suburbs or cruise along the esplanade and capture the gorgeous beach views.
If you’ve been out of the saddle for a while, the prospect of jumping right back on the bike might seem a little intimidating. Why not go for a ride on an electric bike? An electric motor that helps you pedal and takes a lot of the effort out of riding might be just what you need to cycle more regularly. You control how much the motor contributes so you can get back into cycling more gradually. There’s an electric bike for every occasion and for every style on this list. From folding bikes to tricycles, mountain bikes and cruisers. You can find your favourite style of riding and add just a little boost.
Back In The Saddle
There are so many great reasons to get on a bike. Whether it’s for fitness, convenience, adventure, relaxation, or all of the above. There’s a bike to suit every style of riding. Get back on the bike and watch your life change for the better.