Bike Week 2023

June 6, 2023


Let’s dust off all our old bikes sitting in our sheds and get out and get some fresh air. You can use it for exercise, commuting to work, to go to the shop or just to visit your friends and family.

This year Bike Week is from the 5th of June until the 11th of June. Let’s all join in and celebrate cycling. It is a chance for all to come together and to show the UK that cycling is not just good for yourself but is also good for the planet.

Did you know that 20 bicycles can be parked in the same space as one car. It takes around 5 per cent of the materials and energy used to make a car to build a bike, and a bike produces zero pollution.

What you can do during Bike Week:

  • Organise a ride
  • Encourage your workplace to take part in Bike Week
  • Try to use your car less and bike more

Why is cycling good for you:

  • It helps you get fit and healthy
  • Heals your heart: regular cycling can reduce the risk of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and strokes
  • It is good for your mental health by boosting your mood
  • Makes you motivated and helps you deal with stress
  • Cycling is a low-impact exercise, meaning it is easier on your joints
  • Reduce your Carbon footprint
  • It is good for family time

How to start cycling:

A bike shop will be able to advise you on choosing the right size of bike for you and advise you on the kind of bike best for your needs. You don’t need to buy an expensive new bike. If you do decide to buy a secondhand bike or to use the bike that has been in your shed for the last few years, consider having a mechanic check it over to make sure it’s roadworthy.

You don’t need all the best clothing and gear to cycle in, but it would be beneficial for you to invest in two items:

  1. Padded cycle leggings/shorts as it can stop your backside from hurting so much.
  2. For safety we would advise that you wear a bike helmet as it might save your life. You don’t need the most expensive one because they all conform to current safety standards.

Cyclone Festival Newcastle

On the 30th of June and 1st of July is the Cyclone Festival in Newcastle. The Cyclone Festival was created to encourage as many people as possible to get on their bikes.

This year Physiotherapy Matters is one of the sponsors. Our team will be at the end to help you with your post cycle aches and pains. You can also bring your entry confirmation when booking an appointment at any of our clinics to receive 20% off.

No matter whether your condition was caused by a sport, work accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to serve you.

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