If living longer (#1) isn’t a good enough reason to ride a bike, how about free parking… and 43 other reasons?
Drive Sharper, Live Longer, Look Sexier And 42 Other Reasons To Ride A Bicycle In 2019
Carlton Reed Press Gazette’s Transport Journalist of the Year, 2018
Cycling doesn’t just make you healthier, happier and more prosperous; study after laborious study shows that getting on your bike also helps make you a sharper, more thoughtful driver and it can even improve your sex life (bicyclists have buns of steel).
There are hundreds of benefits to bicycling but let’s stick to just 45. (I thought of that line while cycling – riding a bike gets your creative juices flowing, see #12.)
1. LIVE LONGER
A five-year study of 263,450 UK commuters, published in the British Medical Journal in 2017, found regular cycling cut the risk of death from any cause by 41%, and the incidence of cancer and heart disease by 45% and 46% respectively.