Health and the environment
The bicycle is an efficient and sustainable means of transportation which helps create a high quality of life. It doesn’t produce exhaust fumes, make any noise, or emit CO2, facts which score it bonus points on issues such as health and the environment. It doesn’t need much parking space either.
Individuals who regularly get around by bike and integrate movement and exercise into their daily lives are more resistant to stress and illness. The bicycle is the perfect means of local transport, allowing riders to be free from the inconveniences of fixed transportation schedules, traffic jams, and the endless search for a parking spot.
Riding a bicycle really gets you fit, trains your balance, frees your mind from the everyday, and reduces the kinds of stress that people who use other forms of transportation experience (for example, looking for a parking spot or being stuck in traffic).
Cycling as a sport
All cyclists have something in common: human-powered transport. That is, they move themselves around on two wheels by using the power of their own muscles, an activity which keeps them physically active.
In contrast to the harmful effects that motorized traffic has on the environment, cycling creates neither noise nor air pollution, doesn’t cost much, and takes up little space.