Bicycles Change Lives

Education:

Bicycles allow learners to travel to and from school three times faster than they would by walking, which in turn leads to increased academic performance at school and lower rates of absenteeism.

Social:

In communities struggling with issues such as poverty, gangsterism, unemployment and crime, cycling initiatives such as clubs and sporting activities have proven to bring about a positive effect in the youth, who use it as means of focus, discipline and self-improvement.

Economic:

Cycling is an affordable means of mobility, allowing people to easily commute to their place of employment or education, saving money on expensive public or private transport.

Access to Basic Services:

Bicycles allow access to basic services such as healthcare, especially in rural communities, where people live far from hospitals. Community healthcare workers using bicycles are also able to attend to double the amount of patients than they would on foot.

Entrepreneurial:

Unemployed individuals are inspired to utilise bicycles as a means of income to improve their financial situation or support their families, through service delivery or bicycle repair.

Environmental:

Cycling is a fun eco-friendly mode of transport. A bicycle has virtually no carbon footprint, does not contribute to air, noise or water pollution and emits no greenhouse gases.

Reducing traffic:

Increased use of bicycles and bicycle lanes leads to fewer cars on the roads, which in turn has a positive impact on the environment.

Healthy lifestyle:

Cycling encourages a healthy lifestyle, lowering blood pressure and stress levels, improving joint mobility and reducing risks of cardiovascular disease.

Fun:

Cycling is a fun, family friendly activity that can include all ages and fitness levels.

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