More than just a fun activity, riding your bike is a great way to get around. You could ride to school, down to the shops, or go exploring with friends. You could also search online for bike routes in your area.
There are different types of bikes, so ask someone at your local bike shop to help you find the right one for you. If you are looking for something very affordable you can try searching online for a second-hand bike.
Some main roads have designated bike lanes, but you will be riding in traffic so you will need to be confident and follow the road rules.
- Improve cardiovascular fitness
- Strengthen and tone your muscles
- Develop road safety skills
What you need
You have to wear a bicycle helmet. If riding at dusk or in the dark, you should also have front and rear lights and consider wearing clothing with reflective patches.
Want to try something a little harder? Try mountain biking or BMX.