In order to be able to improve your fitness, you firstly need to have confidence to ride your bike. Suffering with little or no confidence can limit your ability to not only improve but also provides you with little or no enjoyment.
As a British Cycling ‘Breeze’Champion, I often hear from many females, about how they aren’t sure they want to ride with lots of ‘competant’ female cyclists or how they don’t want to cycle on the roads because of their fear of being ridiculed by drivers because they aren’t confident to cycle on their own.
On launch of this website, we really want to ensure we can empower women to grasp the handlebars and get out on their bikes.
Our moto:- ‘Encourage more women to cycle’ links in with everything that British Cycling are trying to achieve with their Breeze programme.
The aim of this website is to encourage more women to start cycling, by offering them information on how to get started as well as providing monthly tips on how to improve fitness levels.
Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Each month these sections will be updated with short top tips to give you the encouragement to get fitter, possibly help with weight loss but just as important, ensure you have the right info at your fingertips to cycle more often, meet new friends and enjoy your new found skill.
Cycling has been widely acknowledged as being a great way to exercise, with benefits of improving fitness and health. You can ride a bike almost anywhere any time of the year and you don’t need to spend a fortune.
So, what can cycling do for you?
- Cycling can tone your muscles.
Riding your bike mainly works the lower half of your body, calves, thighs and bottom. But your upper body also benefits from a workout too, working arms and shoulders. Cycling also has the added benefit of being easy on the joints, unlike other impact sports such as running.
- Cycling can help you lose weight.
Cycling is a great way to help you to lose weight. Cycling with other like minded females in initiatives such as British Cycling’s Breeze programme, can also make losing weight fun (if you avoid the café breaks for coffee and cake). On average you can burn around 300 calories per hour whilst out on a bike ride. SO STOP COUNTNG CALORIES AND START COUNTING YOUR BIKE RIDES.
- Cycling can help reduce stress, mental illness and anxiety.
Cycling is believed to give riders a sense of well being and with the repetitive clockwork movements can have a soothing effect on the body. It’s one of only a few sports where different generations can take part in this free activity all together.