Improve health, fitness and happiness
Whether you’re using a bike to get to UCL, to the shops or just for fun, cycling is an easy way to get more active. Regular cycling can reduce the risk of illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes. It can also boost your mood and keep you cheery throughout those grey winter months.
London can be a pricey place to travel in. And all those bus tickets add up. A good bike only needs at most about £50-worth of maintenance a year; less if you do some yourself. Quicker and cheaper than the bus and tube: what's not to like? A bike can also be parked just about anywhere, so no more expensive car parking bills. There are some staff financial benefits to getting a bike at UCL and free bike maintenance from Bike Logic too. If you'd like the test the water before committing to buy a bike, why not hire a Barclays bike and take it for a spin?
Improve environmental impact
Twenty bicycles can be parked in the same space taken up by one car. Their use burns no fuel (except what you ate for lunch), and produces no carbon. They're also quiet, they don't contribute to local air pollution and will reduce your contribution to climate change too.
Cycling gives you the freedom to explore all that London has to offer. Whether it's parks, waterways or historical sites, cycling can make the city affordable and accessible. There are clubs and societies to join, events to be part of and a whole range of ways to have fun on two wheels.
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