Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experince increased body temperature, which indeed will improve your overall fitness level. To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding a bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Cycling is healthy, a low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment. Riding to work or shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles everyday, for transport or exercise. There are various types of cycles getting in to production every year and some cycle prices are equivalent to that of a motorbike.
1. Helix Foldable Bike
The product of a Toronto based start-up bike maker, is unquestionably, if unremarkably attractive. This two-Wheeler’s transformative trick is a true beauty, with a few quick moves the bike goes from transporter to transportable. The bike folds to the size of one wheel, which is quite impressive. Launched as a kick starter campaign to fund the production of the bike, with plans to commence deliveries soon, Helix seems to be creative and definitely transportable. Prices depend on the specification, at the moment no prices have been quoted.
2. Canyon Speedmax WHR Racing Bike
Designing a bike to circle a velodrome track for an hour without stops, while maintaining an average speed of nearly 53Km is sweaty stuff and a world record. German manufacture Canyon outfitted a UK rider for his record breaking ride in Manchester, the achievement propelled both rider and bike to front of the cycling news peloton. The Speedmax WHR also manages to quicken the pulses of onlookers, with a shape perhaps best appreciated from above, where Canyon's profile slimming efforts shine through.
3. Oddity Half Bike II
The original Halfbike was one part clever urban mobility solution, one part Cirque du Soleil prop. The sequel shifts the mix in favor of the former, in which appreciation is given to the significant replacement of a single pistol-style hand-grip with a more traditional, if slightly abbreviated, handlebar. Attached to an aluminium frame, the single front wheel provides the drive and the two articulated rears do the steering . That very tall plywood handlebar folds down to make the 18lb bike a bit easier to carry aboard public transportation.
4. Cargo bike Velove Armadillo
The typical cargo bike is a two/three wheeled contraption with a traditional upright riding position and stowage space within an extended nose or elongated tail. The Velove Armadillo is not a typical cargo bike. This four-wheeled, fully-suspended pedal-electric hybrid hauler puts a semi-recumbent driver up front and a 35 cubic foot cargo box at the rear. As of now, Velove's Armadillo is still in prototype form, the Swedish start-up aims to start production in 2016. At the moment there's one of these bikes exclusively for DHL the courier service company, which it is using for distributing couriers.
5. Exotic bike SPA Bicicletto
The dramatic Bicicletto is from Italy's SPA(Societa Piemontese Automobili), a venerable name in car production and design that dates to 1906, this bike takes inspiration from the piston powered cafe racers. This bike is a pedal-electric hybrid which is packed with 21st Century technology. The battery resides in the downtube, that faux fuel tank is actually a storage compartment topped by an LED display that reports speed and battery level. The company claims it will cruise for 30 miles on electricity only, or as far as 75 miles with pedal assistance from the rider. The bike should enter in to the market in 2016.