It’s likely that all of us experienced the imposition of lockdown as a shock to the system, whether it made us feel lonely or listless or even anxious, with experts suggesting that it will continue to change the way we live long-term, even once we are out of lockdown. As individuals, we’ve had to make changes – both big and small – to our everyday lives.
Below are four reasons why your bike is your best friend post-lockdown.
2. 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 nature public transportation.
1. 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.
“Getting in 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to brisk activity can help your immune system keep viruses at bay. Be sure you know what’s going on in your area and if there are any restrictions or mandatory self-quarantines. And, if you’re sick or at-risk of spreading the virus, you shouldn’t go out or exercise.”
3. 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!
We’ve partnered with Cyclescheme which gives you significant savings over the course of the agreement. We are also proud to offer contact free solution for our bikes and accessories.
To benefit from Cyclescheme, your employer must also be signed up. Details of how to do this – as well as more information about the whole procedure – can be found on the Cyclescheme website.
Check out our Cyclescheme calculator to help you find out how much you can save!
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.
Click here to view more information on the Mate bike. We’re here for you to help you take on the city after lockdown.