Guest Blog from Emily Pearson – Visit Lincoln
After a less than active year, it’s time to start moving again! If you’re looking for different ways to exercise, why not try cycling?
Less strenuous than most forms of exercise, cycling is a great way to get fit – and have fun! Getting regular exercise is not just beneficial for your physical wellbeing, it can also have a huge impact on your mental health.
Hopping on a bike even for just half an hour will help to relieve the stress and tensions of everyday life. Not only that, a quick cycle will also boost your energy levels and release endorphins, increasing your overall happiness.
After spending so much time at home over the last year, we are all craving some fresh air and freedom. If lockdown left you feeling overwhelmed, cycling is one of the best ways to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
There’s nothing like the feeling of the wind in your hair as you peddle your troubles away!
Although you can always venture out alone, cycling is also a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends and family. Unlike most sports, cycling doesn’t involve a lot of physical skill, so everyone can have a go – regardless of age!
Cycle routes in Lincolnshire
Whether you’re looking to improve your fitness or just refresh your mind, there’s never been a better time to grab a bike and explore the great outdoors! What could be more refreshing than a relaxing cycle through the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside?
With so many open roads to explore, Lincolnshire is a hot spot for both beginner and expert cyclists. From challenging hill climbs to relaxing countryside courses, there is something to suit every level of ability. If you’re heading out for the first time and don’t feel comfortable riding alongside traffic, don’t worry! There are plenty of off-road options to try out too. You can find out more about cycle routes in Lincolnshire here.
Local bike hire
No bike? No problem! If you don’t have your own wheels, there are a number of local rental companies that will help you find the perfect fit. If you’re relatively inexperienced, it is always a good idea to hire equipment, rather than purchasing it outright. Renting a bike will allow you to test the water, without having to commit to a costly purchase.
If you’re not sure where to start, Cliff Edge Cycle Hire in Grantham offers excellent rental packages. Situated in Wyndham Park, this family-run company is ideally located for exploring picturesque locations such as Belton and Belvoir.
Most bike shops also offer free test rides around the local area. Giant Bike Store at Doddington Hall even have a woodland trail and jump run to try right onsite. This off-road haven is the perfect place to hone your skills!
When you’re ready to hit the road, you can find more information and advice about cycling in Lincolnshire here.