Tuesday, 20 December, 2022

The Scottish Government held a consultation on its Cycling framework for active travel. The RCPE is generally supportive of the strategic priorities set out and wishes to stress the very significant health benefits cycling can lead to as well as the associated reduced costs to the NHS, society and individual patients. We consider cycling to be a low-impact, aerobic exercise, important for heart and lung health and also for maintaining a healthy weight. We are also aware of evidence that regular cycling can help reduce anxiety, stress and depression.