Being able to ride a bicycle was probably one of the most meaningful accomplishments you achieved in your youth. Remember when your mom, dad or friend taught you how to ride a bike? Remember the wobbles, falls and being convinced you’d never do it, but also the tenacity to climb back in the saddle and try again? It felt good, right? Now, you may not use a bicycle anymore, but you still know how to ‒ it’s like learning to ride a bike! You never forget.
So why not continue pick-up where you left off? Why not spruce-up your old bicycle with accessories and rediscover the benefits that come with pedal power. Here is a rundown of what you’ve been missing.
The most obvious benefit of riding a bike is that it helps you become more physically fit. This is especially true if you cycle regularly. Cycling is a great way to get out and about, or just from A to B, and definitely the best option if you don’t want another laborious trip to the gym.
Gets You Anywhere
Obviously, riding a bicycle can get you anywhere you want ‒ along, tracks, cross country, cycle paths and most roads, as long as you have the time and energy. It is the best way to save money on transportation, with no cost for fuel, parking fees or bus and train tickets. If you are going shopping, ride a bike. Going to work? Ride a bike, too! Even if your office is too far, you can buy a foldable bike, get it on a train or bus, and then ride it on you to walk when you alight.
Room for Personalization
You may not realize it, but your bicycle can be your personal canvas, too. You can use it to express yourself. Paint it the way you like it. Stick some stickers on it. Buy accessories and customise to personalise. The possibilities are endless.
These are just some of the things to keep in mind that may convince you to ride your bike again. It’s a fun pastime for all the family, or a group of friends, so encourage them to join in as well.