Make walking and cycling your New Year's resolution!

Make walking and cycling your New Year's resolution!

Walking and cycling is a great way to improve your mental and physical health, it is also really fun to do and can help you save money if you ditch the car!

Did you know:

  • Walking and cycling increases blood flow to our brain, which improves our mood and makes us feel less tired – just what we need on those dreary January days!
  • Walking and cycling are great low impact ways to exercise, making it perfect for most people getting back into exercising (but always check with your GP first if you’re unsure).
  • Ditching the car for just one trip per day and walking / cycling instead can reduce your carbon footprint by around 500kg per year and save you tonnes of money!

Fancy giving walking or cycling a try? Check out our handy tips for walking and cycling this winter:

  • Wear several light layers to keep your body insulated without overheating.
  • Cover your hands and ears with windproof gloves and a good hat.
  • Wear bright clothing and reflective gear to ensure others see you whilst walking / cycling
  • Make sure your bicycle has working front and rear lights - this is the law!
  • Think feet! Make sure you have thick socks to keep out the cold and improve grip.
  • Make sure to stretch / prepare your muscles before heading out.

Great ideas for routes in Nottinghamshire are available via our ‘Routes and Rides’ guides available at: