Cycling for health 

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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! 

Recycle your cycle
Why cycle to work
Cycling tips
Need a bike?
Bike Safety
 

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. 

 

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

Route finders

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Fancy cycling to work but not quite sure on the route to take? The Bike4Health team can offer free support for staff, helping you to work out a safe route to work and even accompanying you on your first journey if you wish. Please call or text 07584303457 or email workshop@bike4health.org to arrange. 

 
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Cycling tips

The videos below contain resources and tips to help you build your cycling confidence.

 
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The Big Northumberland Gear Change is a local campaign to encourage us all to slow down, take stock and adopt more sustainable ways of moving around the county by walking, cycling and using public transport more often. 

Watch our Northumbria doctors campaign film

 

Reducing our reliance on cars is crucial to achieving Northumberland's net zero target by 2030. With only 13% of all journeys in Northumberland made on foot or by bike and with a third of all trips made in the county less than 5km, there is plenty of potential for us all to ditch our cars some or all of the time in favour of healthier, greener and happier ways of getting around.

 Six weeks to change your life! 
 

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Sign up to our Big Northumberland Gear Change walking and cycling challenge  to kick start lasting lifestyle changes...

Bike safety

Fancy cycling to work but not quite sure on the route to take? The Bike4Health team can offer free support for staff, helping you to work out a safe route to work and even accompanying you on your first journey if you wish. Please call or text 07584303457 or email workshop@bike4health.org to arrange. 

 

Here are some great resources that offer advice and guidance on keeping your bike safe as well as information on our free Dr Bike+ sessions: