Gear change: the real legacy of the government’s cycling vision

Source: Department for Transport, 2020a The government’s recently published vision for walking and cycling “Gear change” (Department for Transport, 2020a)  is a step up from previous announcements on cycling. I think it is a great vision for everybody who cycles and people who'd like to.   Three elements of particular interest to allied health professionals include:… Continue reading Gear change: the real legacy of the government’s cycling vision

“A vacation for the mind”: why cycling for people with poor mental health (Part 1)?

In this post, the first in a series of three, I highlight what cycling can offer over and above other physical activity and – using existing online voices – demonstrate how cycling has been beneficial to people with different mental health conditions.

“A vacation for the mind”: why cycling for people with poor mental health (Part 2)?

Two adults cycling in casual clothes on bicycles across moorland in the sunlight one evening.

This post is the second in a series of 3. The first showed how cycling has helped people with a range of mental health conditions, in their own words. In this post, I focus on things to consider before encouraging someone to start cycling. You can find out more of how to start cycling in your local area more generally in an earlier blog.