Cycling is a great way to exercise – minimal strain on the knees and a great way to get around too meaning you can combine your exercise with your commute. Even if the weather is foul, there is no excuse – get down to the local gym and find a cycling machine. Cycling gets you toned, burns calories, boosts heart and lungs – and lycra isn’t essential (though, it is the most comfortable!). The only downside is the kit requirement – unless you base yourself in the gym. It is possible to build up to 10km in 12 weeks as a beginner…click below to find out how. Get more information on kit and other top tips for beginners here. Cycling with a disability? Click here.