Pedal power keeps Britons fit during lockdown

Pedal power keeps Britons fit during lockdown

Cycling has become the hobby of choice during the coronavirus pandemic, giving the public a way to stay active, escape their surroundings and improve their health and wellbeing - all at the same time.

As a past time, cycling is proven to fight obesity, improve cardiovascular health and is a way to top up on vitamin D - all of which experts believe help fend off the worst effects of COVID-19. 

When used as a mode of transport, it’s a recommended way of avoiding mixing with others on public transport.

Pendle Bike Racks - a British manufacturer of high-quality racks, trailers and accessories - has benefited from the growing demand among keen cyclists keen to get out on two wheels.

Chris Smith, MD at Pendle Bike Racks believes the government has played an important role, saying: “Cycling has been given the government seal of approval at a time when many other activities have been blacklisted for being too likely to help spread COVID-19.

“Whenever the prime minister has introduced lockdown restrictions, he has allowed us all to carry on exercising outdoors and has earmarked bike shops and repair specialists as essential businesses so that they have been able to remain throughout.”

While cyclists of all abilities must adhere to the lockdown restrictions which apply to their region, the government has been clear that cycling is a great way to spend lockdown, both to keep fit and to keep socially distant.

One of the ways to maintain distance from others is to drive your bike to nearby outdoor areas and cycle routes, and this has driven demand for Pendle Bike Racks’ specialist ranges.

Chris added: “The benefits of cycling have been long documented, but awareness is rapidly growing at a time when people are more concerned about their health than ever and are seeking ways to exercise that stay within stringent lockdown rules.”

For more information or to view the bike racks and storage solutions available, please visit

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For more information or to arrange an interview with Chris Smith from Pendle Bike Racks, please call Kara Rose at KRPR on 01257 262498 or email

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