Seven ways cycling is good for your brain health

It’s not just cardiovascular fitness that cycling helps

Cycling and brain health
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There’s a constant stream of news about the benefits of cycling - and indeed all aerobic exercise - to your heart health and to your cardiovascular system in general. There’s a lot less said about how cycling can improve your brain’s physical health and your psychological wellbeing.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.