Health & Sporting
Low Cost or Free
First things first: Get the idea of your Old Mate dressed in tight lycra out of your head.
Cycling isn't about the gear, speed or equipment, it's a low-impact way to keep your Old Mate fit and healthy.
Many cities have public bike infrastructure which is both cheap and easily accessible.
This activity may not be suitable for all Old Mates as there is a decent level of fitness, stability, and balance required for cycling. A good stepping stone would be a fixed, indoor bike. This allows the movement and exercise of cycling, but without the balance or coordination required of a standard bike. Otherwise, you might want to check out our other activities: Walking & Hiking, Dancing, and Swimming as they're still physically stimulating, but are technically easier.
· Make sure you and your Old Mate wear a helmet at all times.
· Your Old Mate should always consult their GP before undertaking any physical or strenuous activity.
· Make sure you have a back up plan in the event an accident occurs.
· Google your local bike paths and infrastructure. Dealing with cars when cycling can be stressful at the best of times - so taking the time find quiet, bike friendly paths will make all the difference.