Cycling can be more than just physical exercise — I’ll show you how we can start a cycling movement that changes life and society.
Some nations, such as The Netherlands, are already on a way to becoming cycling cultures. While the faces of cities change, there is less competition on roads. With governments and employers supporting the switch to cycling, people become more relaxed.
Unfortunately, in other regions cycling is still seen as a mainly male sport, or as a rather uncomfortable means of transport.
We have not yet fully embraced a cycling lifestyle.
Progress for a future on the bike may come from the following:
- Growing consciousness for health
- Lean and sustainable cycling, suitable for everyone
- Mindfulness and reflection on and off the bike
- Feeling of connectedness independent of gender and age
There is a real cycling movement starting now that we left most of the pandemic behind. And you can be part of it!
Here’s how, in three simple steps:
Step 1: Listening to the purpose of cycling
Let’s get together as like-minded people who ride to change the world.
Look for local cycling cafes or inspiring meetups of cyclists. It also works online: Join a cohort or mastermind group that is supportive and brings cyclists together from around the world. This way, you experience the movement from minute one!
Step 2: Ride with others in a way that makes you feel good
Many miss the positive vibes when focusing on competition.
Tracking power numbers only? Rather go with the flow, practice mindfulness skills with partners, search adventures like crossing the Alps in a team, get connected with the nature and feel the support of others. It’s this feeling of riding together that counts!
Step 3: Make your impact visible
Every cycling experience makes a great story to tell.
Sharing your experiences adds to the picture of the overall cycling movement. Pick a platform where you connect with your friends — e.g. Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn — and talk about the emotional side of cycling. Your best and worst moments, experiences with others. You’ll be surprised of the feedback!