Only riding at the weekend is just as good as riding all week, study finds

Riding your bike for one to two days a week can reduce your risk of death by 30 percent.

(Credit: Jesse Wild)

(Image credit: Jesse Wild/Cycling Weekly)

If you're a weekend warrior who rides your bike on Saturdays and Sundays only, you'll no doubt be pleased to read that a new study has shown that you're reaping the same benefits as those who also ride their bike during the week.

Research of 64,000 adults  showed that those who do exercise on just one or two days a week have as low a risk of dying as those who are active on three days or more per week.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.