Cycling is the healthiest way to get around and makes you thinner!

Two new studies carried out on 8000 people across 7 European cities by the EU-funded project PASTA (Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches) show what many of us already believe.

The first shows that not only is cycling healthy, it is also associated with better general and mental health, greater vitality, lower stress and fewer feelings of loneliness.

The second study looks at the issue of obesity. 2000 urban dwellers who switched from driving to cycling lost an average of .75 kg (1.6 pounds) and BMI decreased by 0.24.

You can read a more detailed article about the studies here


Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.