3 Myths about cycling that need to go away

3 Myths about cycling that need to go away

Cycling can be said to be the most fun exercise of all. Taking a ride on your bicycle across the street on a fine evening- nothing gets better this! There are always other options to stay healthy and fit, but very few that make straining your body fun. There are several myths associated with cycling and that has always been the barrier for many to take up the sport. Let’s have a look at some of these myths. We have heard rumours taking rounds that cycling is essentially for men or you have to shave your legs before taking up cycling, or else if you’re hurt you may end up not having hair on the wounded area. Guess what, these are nothing more than myths. We are here to bust the top myths associated with cycling.

 

  • You have to be super fit: One of the most common myths associated with cycling is that it is essentially meant for super fit people. Well, let us inform you that it is nothing more than a myth. If anything, cycling is meant for everyone, irrespective of their fitness level. Even young kids cycle, isn’t it? Cycling helps burn calories very quick and helps you keep track of your fitness level and improve your muscle strength. So do not worry about this myth and keep pedaling your way.
  • Commitment Issues: If anyone has ever said that if you cannot commit to cycling regularly, it is not for you, it is not the complete truth. It is very untrue to say that cycling requires all your commitment and that too on a regular basis if you are going to use it as a medium to work out and lose some calories and stay fit. Definitely, cycling regularly helps your body remain fit, but in this fast paced world, it is not possible for everyone to commit to cycling regularly for the sake of fitness. In such cases, allow us to inform you that it is not mandatory to cycle every day to remain fit. It is an option you may avail if you wish. But even two or three days of cycling every week does the trick. All you have to do is ride twice or thrice a week for 30 to 40 minutes, and soon enough, you will be able to see the difference for yourself. Do not let commitment issues stop you from taking up cycling.

 

  1. Cycling is very expensive: This is one of the most circulated statements related to cycling. We would just like to say that cycles are, if anything, very cheap and inexpensive compared to other vehicles. You may have to spend a lot of money on buying motor cycles or half a million in buying cars, but cycles will cost you less than one fourth of the money you would be spending on buying a motorcycle. You need not even opt for the option of buying a bicycle but rather avail the options of sharing bike rides which makes your daily rides way cheaper. One may take a bus or a car or motorcycle to work regularly, and let us assure you that cycling will cost you even less than one fourth of the expenditure you invest on your daily rides.  We hope this is no longer the reason that stops you from taking rides on a bicycle but rather makes you consider the option of cycling regularly.

Well, that is not all. There are several more myths which are associated with cycling. To name a few, we may say that cycling is not very safe on roads or cyclists should only use cycle lanes for cycling, cyclists do not pay road tax and many more. But let us assure you that these are nothing more just myths. We hope that we have cleared you of all the doubts and queries regarding to cycling and broken the myths associated with this fun activity such that you may not be restricted by these obstacles. Shed all your worries and remember cycling is for everyone irrespective of what job you do or how fit you are. Yulu has brought forward a bike sharing initiative in the city to promote cycling and a better environment for everyone and help commute in the cities become smoother.  Do not waste any more time, sign up for Yulu- scan and rent a bicycle using our app and shatter all the myths you have heard related to cycling.

 

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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