Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer and mortality
The BBC has recently reported on a study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease.
The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car.
The team in Glasgow said cycling took no willpower once it became part of the work routine - unlike going to the gym.
The five-year study compared people who had an "active" commute with those who were mostly stationary.
View the news report here
View the abstract published in the BMJ here