- Cycling is not as stressful- running invariably leads to exhaustion since muscle and lung power reach limits too soon and need rest and food to recover. In a cycle ride, the mechanical energy induced by pedaling which is transferred to free moving wheels yield ability to travel miles at a fraction of the muscles and lung power required for running even short distance.
Advancement in technology and evolution of cycle with multiple innovations have made cycles lots easier and enjoyable to ride. The gears, improved tyres, shock absorbers and superior brakes all have resulted in effortless and comfortable riding.
- Cycling is more enjoyable- when compared to running cycling is a more enjoyable. While cycling one sits on the cushioned cycle seat which offers not just comfort and more energy but also scope to relax and enjoy the ride. Cycling is thrilling with the feasibility to pick up speed on level roads and slopes with just slight effort.
- Cycling for shopping – some distances are bit too long to walk-up and if you are shopping you may have to visit multiple points some far, some near. And that situation gives one a chance to use the cycle and use it to exercise the body which can yield far fitness impact than running can. Obviously, you can’t run around and shop.
- Can you run to work?- of course you can, unless you want to look like a sweaty mess running-up the distance. You can ride to work instead and spare your co- workers from terrible body odor too and of course avoid the discomfort to yourself as well. When it comes to navigating through the hopelessly crowded city roads / footpaths, it is best one chooses to ride up by the bicycle and remain fit as well.
- Cover a long distance- since cycling is not as tiring as running can make, one can definitely cover long distances with the benefit of saving time far little energy. If one takes 15 minutes to run 2 kilometers, a cyclist would take fraction of that time to cover the distance and by using fraction of the muscle power needed otherwise.
- Why strain your legs- As wisely quoted by Sir Winston Churchill, “ Never stand up when you can sit down” One definitely has the advantage of sitting down and exercising, both at the same time.
- Ever heard of ‘Tour De France’- Every year, one whole day is dedicated to people who run but in France, 21 days is dedicated to cycling. It attracted over 3 billion viewers.
- Sustained exercise – cycling, as against running, can help you achieve fitness in a sustained manner over longer time.
- Tones your body better- Cycling helps you get your cuts and curves on your legs, arms and body firmer and also faster.
- Cycling is social responsibility- cycling is not merely an option anymore. With the soaring cost of fossil fuel and direct impact of burning that in our transport engines on the environment it becomes ever one’s individual responsibility to shift to cycling to move around in local limits. can be done in groups.
- Large scale awareness – in sensitizing people on the environment situation and to create large scale awareness among people on the need to sustain the quality of the environment, cycling around happens to be best approach to influence people – as a suggestion and also propagating that virtue. Moving about longer distances and in groups can help larger sections of the people adopt cycling for the good of all. A feat hard to be achieved by running.
- As said, cycling is thrilling – speeding up on even roads, hurtling down the slopes and pedaling hard on climbs all add up to the thrill cycling gives than that can be achieved by running. And that experience can be enhanced with partners and larger group cycling together.
- Cycling yields multiple benefits – in essence cycling, as against running, yields multiple benefits. It exercises your body without stressing you out. It is a most feasible local transport that helps you do your routine local moving around simultaneously. It also helps you deliver against your individual social responsibility in conserving the environment and thus to also influence lots and lots others towards larger purpose.