Cycling for health
Get on yer bike!
Cycling has lots of benefits like saving you money on fuel or public transport, helping the environment by reducing pollution and boosting your physical and mental health. At Northumbria Healthcare we've got a whole range of ideas and schemes to get you on your bike!
Need a bike?
Need a bike and don’t know where to start? There are plenty of incentives and schemes to help you get on your bike and start living a greener, healthier lifestyle.
We've just launched a brand new scheme - Recycle your Cycle - to give used bikes a second chance at life! Click through to see how you can bag yourself a used bike, or how you can give back and gift your trusty wheels to a new home.
Why cycle to work?
Cycling to work is a great way to fit physical activity into your day. Every minute counts and it’s never too late to make a start. Regular physical activity has significant health benefits and can help to improve your cardiovascular fitness, improve your mood and sleep, manage stress, maintain a healthy weight and give you more energy.
Cycling is a low impact activity that is good for fitness and muscle strength but it has wider benefits to the environment, air pollution, congestion and may save you a few pennies. Your commute may even be quicker by bike!
As one of the largest employers in the region, the more people we can support to cycle to work, the more difference it will make to our carbon footprint – every little helps.
Below are details on our cycling facilities across the trust as well as a handy calculator to help you see both the environmental and health benefits of cycling.
Trust cycling facilities