Riding out COVID-19
Wellness Wednesday: Riding out COVID-19
When it comes to getting around during COVID-19 – or simply just getting some fresh air – interest in cycling has seen a significant surge globally.
People across Canada and around the world are increasingly turning to cycling as a mode of transportation, as a daily dose of exercise, and as a favourite weekend activity, all rolled into one. Now that the warmer weather is finally here, most of you may have likely noticed more cyclists than ever out on your city’s roads and pathways – and others might have even spent the May long weekend finally pulling that neglected old bike frame out of your garage.
Whether you’re a bicycling beginner – or a cycling pro – it’s always a good idea to do an annual bicycle tune-up is before you hit the open road. That’s why Claude Guimont, Manager, Learning & Development is here to take you through a practical cycling refresher.
In this week’s installment of Wellness Wednesday, Claude, an avid cyclist, will lead you through some quick tips on how to fit your bike, how to select the right frame size and how to make just the right adjustments to ensure a smooth ride.
During this difficult time, we encourage you to go on Yammer and connect with your team mates and other staff across the organization, using the hashtag #WellnessWednesday.
Share your own videos, photos or tips about what you’re doing to stay well while working from home — or bravely working on the frontlines – and help inspire and motivate others.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas for future Wellness Wednesday videos.
If you’re just getting back in the bike saddle this year after some time away, remember to make these three simple adjustments to help achieve your ideal riding position:
Adjust your seat height
Adjust your seat positioning (front and back)
Adjust your bike stem to achieve ideal ‘stretchiness’ (i.e. your arms shouldn’t be too crunched up against the handles, or too stretched out)
For more cycling tips and tricks for beginners, click here.