Women- Cycling in London isn’t Enough !

Women- Cycling in London isn’t Enough !

Improving women’s health is not just about exercise but also your diet. Recent research suggests that we should be eating more than 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day.

Researchers from University College London and Liverpool University say that 5 a day just isn’t enough to maintain our health let alone improve it.

Some of the claims made on the back of the research are:

  • You can reduce your risk of early death if you are willing to increase your fruit and veg portions by:


  • 1-3 a day   14%


  • 3-5 a day     29%


  • 5-7 a day     36%


  • 7+ a day     42%


  • Eating 7 or more portions of fruit and veg reduces the risk of death through cancer by 25%.


  • The average yearly consumption of fruit and veg has reduced by 9lbs a year compared to 7 years ago. This is worrying !


Source: University College London, WHO Rabobank, Euromonitor, National Diet and Nutrition Survey, Public Health England.

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Women In London Can Cycle In The Olympic Park.

How about taking some time out to visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford. You can visit The Velopark and cycle around the Olympic Track. You can also ride around the BMX Park.

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Once you have improved your fitness and health in the Velopark then you can move onto the Olympic Swimming Pool. The park is being improved on a day by day basis and provides something for all of the family.

Cycling in The New Forest

Improve your health by cycling in the New Forest. It is just over an hours journey from London. There are numerous off road tracks that you can cycle on.



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The scenery is stunning. There are cycle hire shops in Burley and Brockenhurst where you can hire bikes, buy maps and other cycling accessories.

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Once you have had enough cycling then you might want to move onto the coast and go to the beach.

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Why not visit The Queen Elizabeth Park at Stratford !

The park is the largest to be opened in the United Kingdom in 100 years. It is 568 acres- about the size of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined.

Both the Olympic swimming pool and also the cycling velodrome are now open. In addition to these there is a BMX track, a mountain bike track, forest, wetlands, lawns and meadows. The Arcel Mittal Orbit is also open.
Go to www.visitleevalley.org.uk for availability and prices.
The children have finished school for Easter and it will also be a good day out for them.

Cycling Along The Thames

Waterloo to London Bridge.

The South Bank has been transformed from a run down part of the Thames to a cultural haven. In the distant past it had been occupied by whore houses, bear-baiting pits, playhouses and taverns of ill repute. This short span of the Thames is now overflowing with culture.

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The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that is 135 metres high and opened to the public in 2000. On a clear day you can look across London from the top of the Eye.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall is a music venue that provides classical jazz, avant garde music and dance performances.
Royal Festival Hall is a grade 1 listed hall and is one of the world’s leading performance venues. It has an attractive riverside terrace café.
Skateboarding Park –for 40 years this has been the heart of London skateboarding.
The National Theatre- A publicly funded arts venue founded in 1963. Comprises the Olivier Theatre, LytteltonTheatre and the Cottesloe Theatre.

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Gabriels Wharf a redeveloped wharf converted into a shopping area with the Oxo Tower and Bernie Spain Gardens.
The Tate Modern-a large modern art gallery. It has the greatest number of yearly visitors to a modern art gallery in the world (4.7 million).
Millenium Bridge A bridge for pedestrians only that spans the Thames. It is 370 metres long and links Bankside and the City of London.

Shakespeare’s Globe- A world famous theatrical venue that was originally built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company. It has been rebuilt on a number of occasions and the current theatre re-opened in 1997.

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The Golden Hinde- Sir Francis Drakes famous galleon the Golden Hinde. He circumnavigated the globe in 1577-1580. This replica was built in Devon and launched in 1973.
Southwark Cathedral –There has been a church on the site since 1220. At the end of the 19th century major building works were undertaken and it became a cathedral in 1905.
Borough Market. One of the oldest and largest retail food markets in London. The present market buildings were designed and erected in 1851. It has a broad range of speciality foods.
The Clink Prison Museum. The prison opened in 1144 and was there until 1780. It was a notorious medieval prison. In 1780 George Gordon released the prisoners and burnt it down.
The Shard- A recently built 87 storey glass skyscraper. Close to London Bridge. It is 306 metres high and at present is the tallest skyscraper in the European Union. Designed by Renzo Piano.

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How About Sunday Afternoon Cycling in Greenwich

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Greenwich is an interesting place to visit and on a warm Sunday afternoon why not cycle and see the sites.

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