For children and parents, learning to ride a bike is a magical time! Becoming confident enough to get out and about with friends can often simply be seen as a fun way to pass the time but it could be so much more! There are numerous benefits to learning to ride a bike and enjoying an adventure on two wheels, whether it’s for your health, social or simply to save money! At The Insurance Emporium, we think that getting your kids out cycling could be a great idea! Check out our handy guide to why you should get your child into riding a bike!
1. Fit like Froome!
One of the most obvious benefits of cycling is that it keeps your child active and fit! Just getting out and about on their bike for an hour could be the perfect way to get in that vital cardiovascular exercise!
2. Getting fresh!
Nothing beats the feeling of riding a bike outdoors and getting a lung full of fresh air! Alongside that, being outside exposes your child to more vitamin D from the sun! Just make sure you use plenty of sun cream on those sunny days!
3. Budget biking
Once you’ve kitted your child out with a bike and a helmet, there should be very little additional cost involved. It can get very pricey trying to find a family day around but getting out on your bikes can be to be totally free!
4. Getting that balance…
Learning to ride a bike could play a vital part in a child’s development when it comes to balance and coordination. The more that you get out riding, the more this should improve!
5. Social cycling
Joining a cycling club could be the ideal pastime for your child when they get a little older! Meeting likeminded people, learning to ride as a team and generally socialising could be the perfect social activity!
6. Strengthen in the saddle!
Cycling might be the perfect way for your child to develop and strengthen their muscles all over the body. Pedalling a bike can help build muscle and strengthen bones.
7. Shift your mood up a gear!
Many children these days might be inclined to spend a weekend playing a games console or watching television, so getting outside and having some fun could be the perfect way to give their mood a lift!
8. Free wheelin’
Choosing to get in the saddle and ride a bike rather than drive a car is a completely free alternative way to travel. What’s more, it’s been reported that children who walk or cycle to school have a better attention span!
9. Responsible riding
We wouldn’t recommend taking your child out cycling on main roads until they’re both confident and competent enough to be safe. Once they are, it gives them a feeling of responsibility for their own safety and travel!
10. Have fun!
We all remember being young and the fun that can be had on a bike. Making sure that the experience is enjoyable for your children might be the best way to ensure they keep cycling!
Cycling is not just a fun way for your child to spend their time, it’s a sport that is packed with benefits and could have a positive impact on their health! If you and your family have decided to get involved in cycling, it might be worth considering some Cycle Insurance to cover your adventures! At The Insurance Emporium, our Cycle Insurance comes with a 15% Introductory Discount* and covers Theft, Accidental Loss or Damage up to 100% of the Sum Insured/Market Value as a Standard Benefit! Pedal down to The Insurance Emporium today to find out more!
*15% Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.
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