Corona time! Bicycle is not only for athletes or broke students
Gone are the days when bicycles were exclusively reserved for experienced athletes or broke students: today, cycling is trendy, and the bike itself is glamorous. And in these times of global Coronavirus pandemic where access to means of transport remains problematic, the bicycle for getting around is proving to be very advantageous.
Useful and adopted by the ecologists and by the bobos, the bicycle is also taken more and more by young, dynamic executives and by holders of it-bags, well arranged in its pretty basket.
In some Africa countries, by providing bicycles, it aims to reduce the dropout rate of high school students to give them a better starting position to make a Better Living After School.
According to several reports concerning students using the bicycle in Sub-Sahara, report the following impact on students with Bicycle: Improving student performance, Improved self-esteem, especially in girls, Travel hours saved every day, and Safer trips to school.
Even when children do not use bicycles, they are available to family members for development and social activities. In this time of corona, the impacts of using bikes will be extended, not only the student but everybody.
Benefits of cycling
1. Right for your health
First, it is a complete sport, which, even in small doses (about 1 minute per day), makes any organism “rusty” its tone—cycling your muscles, arms, thighs, legs, and heart.
Regular cycling thus helps to prevent cardiovascular problems (hypertension, diabetes), but also obesity or the appearance of cellulite.
2. Good for morale
Like any other sporting activity, the practice of cycling makes it possible to release endorphins, also called hormones of happiness, and known for their analgesic virtue.
In addition, when the bicycle is used to move around daily, it replaces the car or public transport and also avoids the frequent annoyances of the metro or the stress of traffic jams.
3. The bicycle is good for the wallet
With self-service bicycle systems in large cities, it is now more comfortable and more economical to cycle, with inexpensive subscriptions.
Otherwise, the cost of a bicycle to purchase will always be less than the price of gasoline, a transport card, or a subscription to a gym!
At a time when the whole world is in Covid-19 mode, the bicycle becomes one of the safest means of transport, making it possible moreover to respect social distancing in particular.