Whether you are going on a boat trip while on holiday or have simply decided to go on a boat trip in an effort to see your hometown from a different point of view, getting to the dock on time can be difficult, especially if there is a lot of traffic. Fortunately, taking a bike will not only ensure you get there, regardless of how many other drivers are on the road, but it also offers a number of other benefits. Here is a quick look at just a few of the top benefits associated with taking a bike to get to your boat trip.
It is a good form of exercise
Let’s face it. When you finally get on the boat, you will spend most of the time just sitting there enjoying the sights. To make up for all that sitting around, why not get a little bit of exercise on the way over? Biking has proven to be a good way to exercise your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles, along with your gluteal muscles. In addition, it provides an effective cardiovascular workout, which will help keep your heart healthy.
It promotes a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally
Studies have shown that regular biking can decrease your risk of heart disease by 50 per cent. A separate study found that moderate exercise, such as that you get from biking, helps keep your immune cells more active, which leaves them ready to fight off infections. Finally, biking has been found to help build new brain cells in the region of the brain responsible for memory, while also enhancing your energy level and making you a happier person overall.
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It helps save the planet
Not only does biking reduce harmful emissions into the air, but it also fights against noise pollution. In addition, it takes much less natural resources and considerably less rubber to manufacture bikes and their tires than it does it a vehicle.
It helps you save money
Even if you are driving your own car to the boat, you will still have to pay for the price of petrol. Of course, if you opt to take public transportation, the costs can get even higher. Provided you already have your own bicycle or know who to borrow one from, riding a bike is free.
It allows you to see and experience things from an entirely different perspective
When you are driving a car, riding in a taxi, or taking the tube, you see the world around you through windows that are most likely dirty and covered in other people’s handprints. When you ride a bike to get to your boat trip, this is not the case. In addition, on a bike. you get to feel the wind around you and smell the smells of the city around you. Essentially, when you decide to ride a bike, you get to see things up close and personal, which you are likely to really appreciate if you are on holiday.