April is Stress Awareness Month, raising awareness of the negative impacts of stress and what can be done about it. Cycling UK  look at how cycling can help improve our sense of wellbeing.

Active Travel is good for our physical and mental health. Switching more journeys to active travel will improve health, quality of life and the environment, and local productivity, while at the same time reducing costs. These are substantial benefits to both individuals and communities.

survey on cycling and mental health by cycleplan found that 75% of respondents reported a boost to their mental health after cycling. This was reinforced by Cycling UK’s Rides of Way report which found 91% of people found riding off road fairly or very important for their mental health.

Research has shown that 79% of UK adults feel stressed at least once a month. A little bit of stress is a good thing – it can be motivating. But too much has the opposite effect, with people unable to cope.

In this report there is evidence to suggest that cycling has its own advantages,  cycling can be an excellent antidote, improving mood and bringing a whole host of other benefits.

Find out more how cycling can help improve our mental health


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