We could give you 500 reasons to ride a bike and barely be scraping the surface, but to keep it simple we've chosen 5 of the best. So if you need a little more encouragement to get on a bike (or perhaps convince a friend) - read on:
1. Get fit!
Do you spend most of Monday to Friday hunched over your desk? Don’t have time to hit the gym during the week? This lifestyle will be slowing you down in all sorts of ways. So why not get your exercise fix by riding to and from work?
In most cases it's actually faster than driving or catching public transport, and you’ll be feeling fitter, healthier and happier in no time. Yep, those endorphins really do work wonders.
2. Save money
Public transport is great, but it ain't free. $7-10 a day adds up fast. And don't even mention driving a car... the costs of that are through the roof!
Your money is better spent on good times... so get a bike and pedal to your next destination. You’ll save heaps on petrol and parking which you can then spend on coffee and a good lunch to reward your efforts.
3. Park with ease
Sneak past the drivers circling the block like vultures in search of a car park. When you ride a bike everywhere, you can lock up almost anywhere and never agin feel the pain of that dreaded parking ticket on the windscreen. Your stress levels will be approaching Zen in no time.
4. Take the scenic route
Before settling in for a day in front of your computer screen, treat your eyes to some tree-time and take the scenic route to work. Your city has an extensive network of bike paths that run past rivers, parks and beaches instead of the main roads - it just takes a little exploration to find the best routes. Once you find them though you'll never look back.
5. Help the environment
Speaking of pollution, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment by riding instead of driving. Staggering figures show that Australia’s carbon dioxide emissions are more than four times the world average, so channel Captain Planet and stick to cycling. Every little bit counts, so help off-set your carbon footprint with some pedal power.
Discover online which Reid Cycles bike is right for you, or chat to our friendly team at one of our Reid stores for some assistance.