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Cycling Safely – How to stay safe on your two wheels

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Riding along on your pushbike

Most people think they know what cycling safely is all about.

After all, the majority of us learnt to cycle from a young age. We’ve done it for years. We know what we are doing.

Cycling is enjoyable, it has massive health benefits, and of course, is a cheap and effective mode of transport. And with the advent of initiatives such as the Big Pedal and cycle to work schemes, more and more of us are cycling.

We are all for it. But just a few sensible tips could help avert any unnecessary accidents. Let’s explore how to stay safe.

Cycle Safely

Cycle Safely

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Cycling Health Benefits – What two wheels can do for you

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On your bike!

The health benefits of cycling are an afterthought for many. But they shouldn’t be.

There is no doubt that the success of Team Sky and British cycling has increased cycling’s popularity. This has as much to do with being embued with competitive spirit as it does with any health concerns.

But it’s not just road cycling that is now big business. Mountain biking has seen a considerable rise in participants too.

Whichever form of cycling appeals to you the most, one thing is for sure. As John F Kennedy once said, “nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.

Above all, it’s fun. But if it can benefit your health, all the better.

We take a closer look at some of the benefits it offers.


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Cycling Health Benefits

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Cycling leg pain – getting relief from sore and painful legs

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The pain and pleasure of cycling

The inconvenience of cycling leg pain can ruin what is otherwise a highly enjoyable past-time.

As any frustrated car commuter will be acutely aware, cyclists are everywhere now.

Some have put the growth of popularity down to the success at recent Olympics and the Tour de France, and even to people taking to the saddle after the 2005 terror attacks.

Whatever the reason, cycling has seen a massive surge. About 1 in 8 people say they actively follow the sport. There are about 2 million people who cycle at least once a week.

It is fun and convenient, but can a lot of strain on the legs. So much so that we see a lot of clients with leg pain. We look at how leg pain can be avoided and treated.


Cycling leg pain

Cycling leg pain

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