Cycling is the fastest travel mode in urban peak hours, between 10 and 20 mph. Also, you are not producing emissions and figures show that in heavy traffic the air quality can be up to three times more polluted inside a car than out. Cycling regularly, even short distances, can lead to greatly improved aerobic fitness, reduce obesity, reduce the risk of heart disease and make you more alert.
Only 3 in 10 men and 2 in 10 women are as fit as they should be for their age. Cycling is one of the most effective ways of getting fit and cycling to work or school can be used as a key means of transport.
Cycle Maps and Journey Planner
Staffordshire County Council have produced a series of district and borough-wide cycle maps and guides as well as a cycling journey planner.
For cycling activities in Stafford the INTO team can help with training, activities, led rides and maintenance support.
The cycle maps cover the following areas:
- Cannock Chase
- East Staffordshire (including Burton)
- Staffordshire Moorlands (including Leek & Cheadle)
- South Staffordshire (covering Wombourne, Codsall, Penkridge
The joint Stoke / Newcastle under Lyme maps are also available free from Stoke-on-Trent City Council:
Telephone: 01782 232066.
Copies are also available from cycle dealers, the tourist information centre and all libraries in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.