Studies reveal that cycling has several positive effects on women. This comprehensive guide explains why cycling is important for women.
In 2018, a 20-year old Vedangi Kulkarni from Pune became the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. The feisty lady spent 159 days, covering 29,000 km across 14 countries to complete the challenge.
An incredible feat, indeed! But, also a rare one, isn't it?
Some studies report that there are at least three male bikers for every one female biker in the US. In India, the number of women bikers is expected to be far fewer.
The reason for this divide is explained by Sustrans research conducted in the UK, which found that in addition to traffic, many women avoid cycling due to lack of fitness and other issues around appearance. In India, besides traffic, women feel unsafe about commuting on a cycle before sunrise and after sunset due to safety concerns. Also, the lack of infrastructure and proper riding paths is another major deterrent.
But, are these reasons enough to forego the benefits of cycling? Studies reveal that cycling has several positive effects for women. These include:
Yes, we know you are concerned about your safety but are you aware that most developed cities in India are reworking their infrastructure to accommodate safe cycling and parking?
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