The benefits of cycling to our physical fitness have long been documented but it now seems there is a growing body of evidence to support what all regular cyclists already instinctively know, that it’s good for the well-being of our minds too. Research shows exercising outdoors makes us happier as we connect with nature and experience sunlight plus we get more oxygen, all of which produce chemicals linked to happiness in the brain.
And it’s exciting! Unlike other physical exercise, you have less restrictions on your speed, so you can experience the adrenaline of going fast and that can be quite addictive.
+Plus you get the emotional satisfaction of completing tough rides.
Basically, it just makes us FEEL GOOD :D