‘Cycling is our best hope against obesity’

Expert opinion: Matthew Haines is a BASES-accredited sports physiologist and senior lecturer in health and wellbeing at the University of Huddersfield

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Britain has an almighty weight problem, and we hear time and again that exercise can’t provide the solution — but I disagree.

OK, it’s true that the effectiveness of exercise for weight loss varies markedly between individuals, but for very many people cycling really is the ideal activity for keeping body mass in check.

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