Staying Safe When Cycling & Bike Related Health Benefits
Newspapers, TV news, and social media are full of conflicting stories about the safety risks when cycling and the health benefits derived from cycling. One story tells you how a few miles pedalling a day will increase your life expectancy by years, whereas another claims that you are unlikely to pedal a few miles without being killed by a motorist. Which is correct - if either? For sure, cycling like all other things in life does carry risk, but unlike many other things it does provide health benefits.
Hopefully the pages listed below will provide a few pointers for you on how to keep safe whilst pedalling, and how to gain the biggest health benefit whilst doing it.
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Ticks and Lyme Disease
Ticks are found in some grass areas, moors and woods in north east Scotland. We have prepared some pointers that will help you learn about the dangers of ticks when cycling off road, how to avoid picking up a tick, how to safely remove ticks, and how to recognise the symptoms of Lyme disease.
Safe Road Positioning
Where is the safest place to cycle on the road?
Perhaps not where you first thin!
Learn all about safe road positioning, including how far from the kerb to cycle, and what to do when the road changes in our guide.
The Health Benefits of Cycling
There are loads of web sites claiming that cycling is good for you, and most of these web sites belong to cycling groups. Should we believe them? Here are a few things to consider about the Health Benefits of Cycling.
To some a cycle helmet is probably the most important purchase after that of your bike. To others, its a waste of £30 or more. Here are a few arguments for and against the wearing of a Cycle Helmet.