Nothing more satisfying than a bike break.
I know all of you are in the rut of examinations and working hard and so I felt it was the right time to encourage you all to look up from your books and take a break cause you totally deserve it!
I’m nearing the end of my second year now and its a shame that my dad had to come all the way from India to introduce me to NextBike and take me biking around and get fit. Thanks to him, I am writing this blog post because, if it weren’t for him, I would have probably not used the bikes till I was nearing my graduation in my final year HA.
The bike ride was a breadth of fresh air, a refreshing experience—just what I NEEDED to de-stress me.
The Bike stands are almost everywhere on campus, and are so easy to use. There is one outside the humanities building, next to the library. So, whenever you are feeling down or in pain or overwhelmed, step outside. It is so easy to use—its incredible. You literally download an app to your phone, sign up and register your card, and you’re all set to take your bike anywhere you wish. Everything is electronic, there are no hidden fees, no deposits, no extra charges for you to fret about. The application then tracks your journey, the time taken, and calculates the cost for you and deducts it from your account automatically. All you have to do is return the bike to the stand you borrowed it from.
The biking routes are actually breathtakingly beautiful. You can bike up to the lush green gardens of Kenilworth in under fifteen minutes, bike up to the lovely Heronbank/Lakeside and reunite with the geese, venture into the Gibbet Hill wood and be surrounded with the beautiful bluebells. There are so many hidden treasures on campus to bike around to—you are spoilt for choice.
So take a break for an hour and do something different as your revision break–bike. Even if you’re not a sporty person, do it for the sake of blood circulation and health. With the summer rolling in, the English weather is on your side too!
Thanks for reading and hope you have a lovely day x