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Why Your Bike is Your Best Friend Post Lockdown



The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown changed our lives instantly and experts suggest that it will continue to change the way we live long-term, even once we are out of lockdown. Here are four reasons why your bike is your best friend post-lockdown.

 

Healthy Lifestyle

For some of us, our bodies have struggled in lockdown without the gym or regular moving about and going places. For lots of people, exercise and healthy living, whether for weight loss, muscle growth or stamina, will be a top priority leaving lockdown.

 

Avoiding Public Transport

It’s rumoured that there will still be many restrictions and advice on leaving lockdown and remaining socially distant, from limiting social interactions, reducing your social groups and avoiding crowded places which include events but also public transport. Riding to work on a bike is preferable to the close quarters and increased germs of public transport.

 

Ride to Work Schemes

Many people have benefitted from the Cycle to Work scheme which actively encourages employees to cycle to work instead of driving or using transport as a way to reduce emissions and increase health. Lots of companies offer a 25-39% discount on bikes and accessories and hiring options for this purpose so it’s worth applying for this!

 

Best Way to Explore the Capital!

Cycling is a great way to see the city, avoid traffic and take more scenic routes around! We know that the city is diverse and that a bike also needs to be diverse to conquer it – we highly recommend the Mate ebike, a folding, electric bicycle that features front and rear suspension, a set of 2 carbon disc brakes and an ultra-comfortable saddle. Quickly pack it up or unfold it within seconds with its 3-step folding system, so you can traverse stairs and store it in small spaces when necessary.

 

For more information on the Mate bike, don’t hesitate to ask us or visit our website. We’re here for you to help you take on the city after lockdown.