Today is the last day of the QNET sponsored Tour du Faso. So a perfect time to think a little more about cycling and why it’s great for Burkina Faso and you too!

Like many sports, the Tour du Faso is one of Burkia Faso’s top social events which brings the country together in celebration.

The cycling race promotes the value of sportsmanship, but also inspires people to work hard, dream big and persevere in difficult circumstances.

But even as an individual pursuit, cycling — whether you treat it as a serious sport or a bit of recreation — has plenty of health benefits.

Discovery News and Women’s Health Magazine each list 7 reasons bicycling is good for you. For example, did you realise it is actually one of the easiest and most affordable means of exercise?

But a cycling regime improves your health in more ways than one. From your heart to your muscles, the state of your waistline to your immune system and stamina, plus coordination skills and mental health  – cycling can do wonders for your well-being.

Cycling is also not only good for the improvement of your own body, it is also a great way to socialise and develop better bonds with your friends by cycling as a group. Just look at these cycling communities in New York, Canada, and Singapore. And let’s not forget about the environmental benefits of riding a bicycle!

So you see, cycling is truly an activity that embraces what all of us aim to do: to raise ourselves to be of service to others and continue reaching out to touch people’s hearts.

Nothing to do this weekend? Go for a ride!

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