Dalgety Bay in Fife on the East Coast of Scotland is now generally regarded as a commuter town and many people travel to Edinburgh to work every day. The daily commute by car can be a grind. It’s boring and tedious and sadly concentration levels can drop when motorists are travelling on familiar roads. Before you know it, you’ve been involved in a collision and become part of an injury claims solicitors Dalgety Bay case.
If the accident was your fault then someone may be claiming against you. If the accident was caused by another driver then it may be you making a claim. Law firms like Accident Advice Helpline deal with hundreds of accidents like this every week. Some people try to avoid becoming part of an injury claim in Dalgety Bay by choosing to commute by bicycle instead. Others combine a bicycle trip with a bus or train journey. Here are some pros and cons of commuting by bicycle..
Avoiding injury claims solicitors in Dalgety Bay by cycling – the pros and cons of using two wheels
Pros: One of the main benefits will be to your health. Put simply, cycling is much better for you than sitting in a car. It can improve both your physical and mental health. It has been claimed that an average cyclist burns around 650 calories when riding a bicycle for an hour. Just think of how many chocolate bars you could be burning off and how many hours in the gym you could be saving yourself!
Cycling can build up your muscle tone gradually and you avoid the jarring and shocking action that running or jogging can cause. It is therefore thought to be kinder to your joints. Commuting by bicycle can also actually save you time, especially if most of your journey is in heavy traffic. Finally, there is the financial aspect and of course cycling is far cheaper than taking the car.
Cons: Cyclists can have accidents too. You can unwittingly become part of an injury claims solicitors in Dalgety Bay when riding a cycle because you could get knocked off it. It cannot be denied that a cyclist is likely to suffer more serious injuries in a car-cyclist collision. Nevertheless, it is thought that the benefits of cycling outweigh the risks by a considerable margin.
There is some financial outlay involved in cycling – you have to buy a bike for a start. Then you need safety equipment – like a helmet and high-visibility jacket. These are essential for bike commuters – they may help you avoid becoming a part of an injury claims solicitors in Dalgety Bay. If you are going to be cycling in wet weather – which is likely due to often heavy rainfall in the Dalgety Bay area – then a set of waterproofs would also be very useful.
Finally, there is the issue of carrying things. Obviously, you cannot carry as much as you would in a car. However, many bikes can be fitted with panniers and these hold more than you probably realise!
Date Published: 9th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry