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Six Reasons & Tips to Start Cycling Today

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        How much money you’ve spent on transport? Whether by car, by taxi or by bus, I bet it takes up some portion of your savings, so getting on your bike is a good first step to make the pounds go further. And riders with fashionable reflective safety vest would be a gorgeous sight on the street in Hangzhou.

        Three reasons for you to start cycling today:

  1. Quick. You’re not in traffic,you are traffic! Only if you are out on your bike, in the fresh air, getting exercise and getting where you need to go quickly. You can control the time it takes to get to places, and do those journeys easily that are sometimes difficult by public transport.
  2. Free. Even if you go by bus, it will cost you at least RMB50, which adds up to quite a bit of money over the year. And going by bike can easily save you at least RMB 600 per year. Regular riding can also easily replace the need for a costly gym membership.
  3. No gym. Regular riding can also easily replace the need for a costly gym membership.

 

        Three tips for your safe riding:

  1. Get a good lock. These days most buildings have good or decent cycle facilities, however, bike theft, especially in more urban areas, is a sad fact. The problem is best dealt with by getting a quality lock.
  2. Consider second hand. You may have your eyes on something shiny, but for an everyday commuting bike it may be more practical to go second hand - it’ll be less attractive to would be thieves and easier on your pocket.
  3. Be seen. Make sure your bike is equipped with reflector or reflective tapes, and be sure to wear reflective safety vest and helmet also. It can protect you from possible accident in dim light conditions.