May 26, 2021 3 min read
We all have our own reasons for getting on the bike. Whether you started cycling many years ago, or recently jumped back on your bike - you might be training hard for an event, race or working to get to certain weight for example. But I think we can all become a little bit guilty of getting too hung up on the numbers, figures and stats of cycling - do you agree?. While the physical benefits of cycling are highly documented - this might not be the same for the mental benefits. That’s why this month we have been running a survey to find out ‘How Does Cycling Make You Feel?’ all based around cyclists mental health.
We cannot thank the 250 cyclists enough who have contributed your stories to this survey. We have never felt more motivated to get out on our bikes after reading them - and we hope you feel the same way after reading this piece. We will share some key stories from the survey, keeping all cyclists anonymous of course.
How do you feel after going for a ride?
Please select all that apply to you when thinking about the following sentence..."Cycling helps me...."
CYCLIST STORIES WITH MENTAL HEALTH
We also gave the cyclists a chance to tell us literally anything about their experiences with cycling and mental health. Here we noticed a real theme with cycling for freedom and to 'get away from it all' as well as cycling helping us all keep a clear head.
Some really uplifting and inspiring stories were shared by the cyclists - some of the ones that stood out to us where the following:
CYCLING FOR FUN & FREEDOM
Top takeaway from us? Make your rides more fun - cycling for enjoyment, to socialise, or to get away from it all can help you fall in love with cycling even more and remind you why you first started out.
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