6 reasons why you should consider taking the bike
As a lifestyle brand, Cycleur de Luxe wants to promote an enjoyable, but healthy lifestyle. We are encouraging everyone to #takethebike and join the #cycleurmovement! Need a little convincing? Here are 6 reasons why you should consider riding the two-weeler!
1) It’s cheaper, right?
For a reasonable price, you can buy a well-made bicycle that can outlast almost any car. Even an electric bike, though more expensive, is still cheap in comparison. Not to mention maintenance…
2) You only leave a tiny ecological manufacturing footprint.
All manufactured goods have an impact on our environment, but a bike is produced for only a minimal amount of the materials, energy and shipping costs that it would take to make a car.
3) No pollution.
That one doesn’t need a lot of explication now, does it? No exhaust fumes. Breathe in, breathe out.
4) Improve your health… and maybe lose some weight?
Depending on your zen-like or furious riding style, you can easily burn 500 tot 600 calories an hour while cycling. Most bike commuters notice a significant weight loss after a year in the saddle, without changing their diets.
5) Bikes are often faster than cars, especially in urban areas.
We’re not talking about the crazy — and illegal — antics of New York bicycle messengers. But bikes are often faster than cars in urban areas, especially when city designers have set aside proper bike lanes. There’s nothing more satisfying as a bicycle commuter than breezing past a long line of gridlocked traffic.
6) Studies show that cyclists and bike commuters are more productive and require less time off at work.
This is why more and more business owners are eager to accommodate commuting cyclists. Healthy workers are better workers — it’s no rocket science. Bikes are smart business.