[{"id":25,"image":"611faebcc0db9gMUGIs77Vq.png","banner_image":"611faebcc1420Pw4fL2bNuz.png","title":"Why choose a geared bicycle?","slug":"why-choose-a-geared-bicycle","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

Why choose a geared bicycle?<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/h1>\r\n\r\n

\"Geared<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Go out for cycling and we assure you that you will come back with a smile on your face. With so many benefits that this simple activity has to offer, you must also consider which cycle you want to bring home.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

With the market flooded with a variety of cycles, we are here to help you make an informed decision. If you are new to cycling or cycling after a gap of months or years, you must choose a geared cycle.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Read along to know why:<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/h2>\r\n\r\n

A geared cycle allows you to choose the right gear ratio. For example, when you are riding uphill, you can use a lower gear on your bicycle. This will help you pedal faster and with ease. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

On the other end, say you are riding on a nice flat road (slanting downwards), you can use the top gear on your bicycle. This helps you spin your wheel faster without pedalling too hard.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

So basically, gears help you maintain your cadence. This means how fast you pedal per minute – RPM). Normally, experienced riders try and maintain their cadence between 60 to 90 RPM.  This helps you ride comfortably without causing any muscle injury.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

\"Hero<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

We have listed the benefits of owning a geared cycle.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/h2>\r\n\r\n

1. Better level of comfort<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/h3>\r\n\r\n

The right frame size and the right bike fit plays a vital role when it comes to comfort. However, while going uphill, cycling can be uncomfortable. However, when you ride a geared bicycle, uphill cycling will not become an issue.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

2. You can ride faster <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/h3>\r\n\r\n

Geared cycles help you to accelerate and ride faster in comparison to a similar single speed cycle.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

3. Covers large distance<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/h3>\r\n\r\n

If you are looking for a cycle to go on long trails, then you must opt for a geared cycle. It can cover a larger distance.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Now that we have informed you in detail about the pros and cons of owning a geared cycle, head to Hero Cycles’ online store or a store near you. <\/span><\/span><\/span>Hero Cycles<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/a> offers a wide range of <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

\"Hero<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

MTBs<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/a> such as the Hero Cycles <\/span><\/span><\/span>Hustle 29ER 21SPD<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/a>, Hustle 27.5T 21 SPD, <\/span><\/span><\/span>COMPASS 29ER 21SPD<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/a>, <\/span><\/span><\/span>MONK 26TX3 21 SPD<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/a> and <\/span><\/span><\/span>HOWLER 29ER 21SPD<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/a>. To know more about our MTB collection, head to our website.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Happy Riding!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Hero Cycles Team","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"10","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2021-08-20 19:01:40","updated_at":"2021-08-20 19:10:25"},{"id":23,"image":"60f667acab29bRJqFrS48Bt.jpeg","banner_image":"60f667acab9d4VII1Raumpa.jpeg","title":"How to take care of your geared bicycle in monsoon?","slug":"how-to-take-care-of-your-geared-bicycle-in-monsoon","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

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Monsoon is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. However, for cycling enthusiasts, riding a cycle on a rainy day can be an uphill task. You have to encounter poor visibility as well as dodge potholes. But if you are looking for an adventure-filled ride in the mountains or outskirts of the city, a geared cycle can be pretty useful for you. For beginners, a geared cycle allows you to make multiple combination of the gears. So if you are riding on a hill, you can use lower gears to help you pedal faster, but without exhausting your legs. Similarly, if you are cycling on a flat surface, you can pedal at higher gear ratios for an effortless and fast ride.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

The best part about geared cycles is that they help you to maintain a cadence- that is the rate at which you pedal per minute.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Advantages of the Geared Cycle<\/h2>\r\n\r\n
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  1. Geared cycles help you change the gears as per different terrains, making all your rides more comfortable.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
  2. Geared cycles help you accelerate faster as compared to non-geared ones.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
  3. And you can go on long distance, adventurous trails as these bikes cover a larger distance without leaving you exhausted.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

    Riding a geared cycle on a rainy day is all about embarking on adventurous rides. To make sure that you get a happy and safe riding experience during the downpour, we have listed down 6 tips on how you can take care of your geared cycle.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Clean<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Tip no 1: Clean your cycle after every ride ASAP!<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Once you come back from a ride, make sure to clean your cycle as soon as possible. Leaving a bike muddy after riding in the rain just means more work later. While your bike is wet, at least spray it down to get mud and grit off the frame, tires, chain, and derailleur before it dries and hardens.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycle<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Tip 2: Show your chain some TLC!<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Out of all the parts on your cycle, your chain arguably takes the biggest beating after riding in the rain, so don’t forget to give it some Tender Loving Care. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Here is how you can clean your chain at home. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Step 1: Clean the chain and gears with a soft-bristled brush to get some of the grime off<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Step 2: Pour some degreaser into a cloth and run it through the chain and wipe everything dry so it doesn’t rust.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Step 3:  Before you head out on your next ride, apply a little e-cycle lubricant so it’s good to go.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycle<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Tip no 3:  Reduce Tyre Pressure<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    You will realise eventually that when the roads are wet, keeping the tyre stuck to the ground can become a very difficult task. With less friction between the tarmac and the tyre, consider reducing pressure by at least 10 – 15 psi. This drop will help increase the lost traction and make cornering better.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Tip 4: Use brakes earlier than you normally do<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    During the monsoon season, cyclists tend to lose close to 30 % braking power due to the wet rims and brake pads. So in case, you have to slow down or halt, use your brakes a little earlier than you normally do.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Tip 5: Keep a safe distance from other cyclists and cars.<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    The next important thing to remember when you are cycling on a rainy day is when your brakes are not working at optimum efficiency, and you face a lot of potholes, make sure to keep a safe distance from other cyclists and cars. This will help you to stay alert and avoid potholes or vehicles that halt suddenly.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Tip no 6: Carry spare tubes in place of puncture kits<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    During the monsoon season, punctures are right around the corner waiting to make your life difficult. Carrying a puncture kit and trying to fix it in the rain can be frustrating. So why to waste time when you can simply carry extra tubes and change it.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Every now and then, it is a good practice to check your bicycle for signs of damage. A worn out bicycle chain, overused brake pads, headset and wheel play, worn out cables, seized bolts could cost you a lot of money if not checked and replaced\/serviced at the right time.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    We hope you find these tips useful. Don’t forget to checkout Hero Cycles’ wide range on <\/span><\/span><\/span>our website<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/a>. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Happy riding!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Hero Cycles Team","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"15","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2021-07-20 11:35:32","updated_at":"2021-07-21 11:22:21"},{"id":22,"image":"60caf6fa4beaegWJMscIVeK.jpeg","banner_image":"60caf6fa4c3f0Hh6rjDOK6l.jpeg","title":"Mental Health Benefits of Cycling and How It Boosts Immunity","slug":"mental-health-benefits-of-cycling-and-how-it-boosts-immunity","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

    \"Mental<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    The key to good health is happiness and the best way to experience joy is through cycling. Several studies in the past one decade have shown that cycling offers significant emotional and mental benefits.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Apart from the physical benefits of cycling<\/a> and how it boosts your immunity, cycling adds to the emotional well-being of an individual. Let us take you through some key benefits.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling Fights Depression, Anxiety and Self-Esteem Issues<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Several long term studies have shown that high levels of activity helps in fighting depression. One of the easiest activities to do, cycling daily for 20-30 minutes also tends to alleviate anxiety. It has also been reported in scientific studies that regular physical activity such as cycling can boost overall self-esteem.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling Lowers Stress<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

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    Studies have also shown that cycling tends to lower stress. Anyone who has spent considerably long hours stuck in office traffic will vouch that it is indeed a stressful situation. In some countries, people have actually let go of their cars and started riding to office or run errands in a cycle. A study shows that individuals who exercise regularly are more resistant to the emotional effects of acute stress, which can also help prevent many mental diseases commonly associated with chronic stress.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling Boosts Happiness<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    If you have been cycling regularly, you must be aware of all the good feelings you get while you are riding. While this can be attributed to runner’s high and all those endorphins released in your brain following physical exertion, a study shows that even as little as 20 minutes of exercise can boost a person’s mood for up to 12 hours. All you need to do is get your heart rate up to at least 112 beats per minute while you ride to get those happy feelings for the rest of your day.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Now that you know how cycling boosts your mental health, pick up your cycle and go for a ride. At Hero Cycles, we offer a wide range of cycles for women<\/a>, city bikes<\/a> and children bicycles<\/a>. Checkout our website- https:\/\/www.herocycles.com\/<\/a>.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Happy riding!<\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Hero Cycles Team","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"98","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2021-06-17 12:47:14","updated_at":"2021-06-19 11:41:57"},{"id":21,"image":"60caf5b95973d2LvtukfQ5t.jpeg","banner_image":"60caf5b959e0fZ7cCDgc2I2.jpeg","title":"Cycling - Physical Benefits and How It Boosts Immunity","slug":"cycling-physical-benefits-and-how-it-boosts-immunity","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

    \"Benefit<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling is a great way to burn calories. While we all know how it aids in weight loss and keeps cardiovascular diseases at bay. Do you know cycling also boosts your immunity system?<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Read to know how this simple form of exercise goes a long way in making you healthy and fit, both at the same time.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Physical<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling is the Best Exercise to Build Up Immunity<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    The best way to build up your immune system is through regular exercise. Studies show that whenever your body is attacked by infection\/ virus, T-cell markers fight them. Now T-cell markers are white blood cells in our body that help in building up immunity. Therefore, it is advisable to do regular workouts. If you are bored of home workouts, the best form of exercise is cycling. All you have to do is pick up your cycle and ride it in your neighbourhood park\/ street. At Hero Cycles, we offer a wide range of cycles for men<\/a>, women cycles<\/a> and kids bikes<\/a>. Head to our website<\/a> to check out our new arrivals and bestsellers.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling Helps in Building Muscles<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    There have been several studies that show the correlation between exercises and revere ageing. A recent study found that the group of adults who cycle at high intensity increase the production of the mitochondrial capacity in their body, which can help slow the ageing process and prevent age-related diseases. Cycling is great for muscles as it helps to reverse age related muscular atrophy.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling Maintains Proper Cardiovascular, Lung, Muscle and Brain Health<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    A simple yet effective form of exercise, cycling helps you to maintain your cardiovascular health, strengthens lung muscles and significantly improves brain health. Studies show that even if adults pick up cycling after 43 years of age, they can easily control their cholesterol level and prevent high blood pressure.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Cycling Helps in Weight Loss<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    The best way to boost your immunity is to maintain your Body Mass Index (BMW). This means you should keep your weight in check. And if you are among those who have put on weight in the recent lockdown, cycling is the best starter in your workout plan. Studies have shown that if you cycle for 20 minutes daily, it will speed up your weight loss plan.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Now that you know how cycling increases your immunity, go and take out cycle and go for a ride. Check out our amazon collection of city bikes<\/a> here.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    We are sure that it will also boost your mood and make you happy. Read our next article where we talk about the mental benefits of cycling<\/a> and its correlation with immunity.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Happy riding!<\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Hero Cycles Team","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"90","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2021-06-16 17:21:27","updated_at":"2021-06-18 15:41:08"},{"id":16,"image":"602e40fa5a35bRgG1jTSti1.jpeg","banner_image":"602e09c638d81DTBSFE4Q7j.jpeg","title":"One hour of cycling","slug":"one-hour-of-cycling","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

    Have you ever thought about what would happen if you cycle for one hour every day? Wonder no more as we list down the benefits of one hour of cycling.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    1. Beat the stress in 10 minutes<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    In the first ten minutes of cycling, you are gripped with a sense of freedom. You will realize that in these few minutes, you have a grin on your face as you will get an overwhelming feeling by pedalling faster and faster.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    If you find yourself feeling lethargic or listless, get yourself on your bike for at least 10 minutes. Exercise releases endorphins, which in turn help you feel better while lowering stress levels.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Studies have also shown that cycling can ease feelings of stress, depression, or anxiety. Focusing on the road while you’re cycling helps develop concentration and awareness of the present moment.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    2. Switch to better health in 20 minutes<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    As you keep pedalling, your body will be energized. Yet, at the same time, you will feel relaxed as your body rides itself of cortisol, a stress hormone which prevents deep and regenerative sleep.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    One of the other benefits of cycling is that it helps prevent health concerns arising due to a sedentary lifestyle. It can help prevent cardiac issues such as stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure. Cycling may also help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    3. Improve immunity in 40 minutes<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Several scientific studies have shown that if you cycle for this long, the blood flow and oxygen level to your brain will be boosted. And the best thing is if you do cycling for 40 minutes for five days a week, you will be surprised to know that your body will fall less sick as compared to couch potatoes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    4. Maintain healthy weight in 45 minutes<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Now that you are out in the open, soaking in the fresh air, serotonin and endorphins will be released into the bloodstream. Regular cycling, especially at a high intensity, helps lower body fat levels, which promotes healthy weight management. It also tends to increase your metabolism and build muscle, which allows you to burn more calories, even while at rest.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Love<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    5. Fall in love with cycling in 60 minutes<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    By the end of 60 minutes, if you are exhausted, don’t be disheartened! Just stop near a roadside corner and drink some water. If you are feeling hungry, go and grab a bite. We assure you that if you cycle for 60 minutes for even 5 days a week, your body will fall in love with cycling.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    At Hero Cycles, we offer a variety of City Bikes<\/a>, ATB and MTB Cycles<\/a>. For more detailed information, head to our website. Happy riding!<\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Hero Cycles Team","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"41","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2021-02-16 14:02:36","updated_at":"2021-02-19 13:50:43"},{"id":15,"image":"602e40b6b389fTMNINLJY4a.jpeg","banner_image":"602e0974813ffJWhDhIAnnD.jpeg","title":"How cycling makes you smarter and happier","slug":"how-cycling-makes-you-smarter-and-happier-1","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

    Cycling is a great activity. If you have not been living under a rock, you must have witnessed a larger number of people taking an active interest in cycling. We all know how cycling helps us to maintain our overall health.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    But do you know that cycling increases your memory and keeps you happy? Learn how cycling offers many mental benefits! For beginners, it helps in releasing happy hormones. To keep yourself happy and increase your mental power, invest in a cycle.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    1. Cycling helps in growing new brain cells<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Studies show that just like exercise is good for your body, it acts like a fertilizer for your brain. When you pedal, you force nerve cells inside your brain to fire up. These create protein-like brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and a compound called ‘Noggin’ which promote the formation of new brain cells. You end up increasing the production of neurons—literally building your brain. As we age, our brains shrink and those connections weaken. Exercise restores and protects the brain.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Smart<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    2. Plan a smart ride<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    A lot of scientific studies have concluded that too little cycling leads to your brain not getting what it needs to work optimally. Too much of the same and your body has sapped the glucose and other resources it needs. The best way to maintain a sharp mental acuity is cycling anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycling<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    3. Elevates your mood<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Apart from keeping your mind sharp, cycling offers several emotional benefits. It tends to elevate your mood, relieves you from anxiety and increases stress resistance. For a long time, scientists have carried out studies which show that just like psychotherapy, exercise works well in the treatment of depression. What's the prescription for happiness in terms of cycling? Do three to five sessions a week. Each session should be 45 to 60 minutes long and keep your heart rate between 50 and 85 per cent of your max.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    4. Improves brain power<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    Once you cross the 20-to 30-minute mark, other mood-lifting chemicals like endorphins kick in. In other words, regular cycling helps in keeping hormones like adrenaline and cortisol in check, which means you will feel less stressed and you will bounce back from anxiety-filled situations more easily.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    \"Cycle<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    5. A great way to bond with your family & friends<\/h2>\r\n\r\n

    One of the best ways to spend quality time with your loved ones as well as keep yourself active is through cycling. Get together with your family members and friends and plan a cycle ride. Choose a time which suits you all. We guarantee you that by the end of the ride, you all will be ecstatic.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Start your day on a happy note with cycling. It not only keeps you happy, but it also energises your mind. We, at Hero Cycles, offer a wide range of bicycles for children<\/a>, men and women<\/a>. If you are planning to get a cycle, do check out our website. Happy cycling!<\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Hero Cycles Team","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"40","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2021-02-16 13:37:37","updated_at":"2021-02-19 13:48:16"},{"id":12,"image":"5fd1bc8f3464dtG9q78axKG.jpeg","banner_image":"5fd70b19a705auok24hN5kb.jpeg","title":"Best cycling areas in your city","slug":"best-cycling-areas-in-your-city","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

    The best way to explore your city is to cycle through its streets. Cycling is also a great recreational activity. So, if you have been thinking of cycling away from familiar routes, we have compiled a list of best areas in your city where you can enjoy long hours of cycling with your friends.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

    Delhi<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

    The national capital is known for its friendly cycling community. Step out in the morning and you will find hundreds of cyclists pedalling around India Gate, Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhawan. Apart from these popular areas, other areas are-<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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    1. Aravali Trails-<\/span><\/span><\/b> It is the perfect route for cyclists who want to ride off-road. The trail is full of majestic plants and animals. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
    2. Dhaula Kuan to 11 Murti on Sardar Patel Marg<\/span><\/span><\/b>- While riding from Dhaula Kuan to 11 Murti, you will encounter a mild downhill that makes pedalling easy. You will also love the speed you gain on this stretch.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
    3. Sanjay Van<\/span><\/span><\/b>- This 20 km cycling track is <\/span><\/span>equipped with a smooth road and entrances from all four sides. Visit this place and you will spot beautiful purple sunbirds, crested honey buzzards, and Indian paradise flycatchers. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

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      Bangalore<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

      If you are looking for an alternative to gym or simply want to explore the beauty around Bangalore, don’t fret. Step out with your cycle on these safe and rider-friendly routes.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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      1. Cubbon Park-<\/span><\/span><\/b> This is the best cycling route for people who want to go for short rides. This route is blessed with wide roads and good visibility.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
      2. Jayanagar-<\/span><\/span><\/b> It is a route with not too many turns. This 10km straight road is surrounded by a lush green cover.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
      3. Ride to Nandi Hills-<\/span><\/span><\/b>  If you wish to build your endurance, try cycling on this route. It is bound to fill you up with a great riding experience.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

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        Mumbai<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

        The city of dreams is building India’s first longest cycling route between Wadala and Mulund. While this project will take a lot of time to materialise, you can ride your cycle in these areas- <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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        1. Marine Drive to Fort<\/span><\/span><\/b>- If you want to enjoy a long ride as well as enjoy the wholesome beauty of nature, hop onto your cycle and ride on this 15-km stretch from Marine Drive to Fort. You will also get to savour the Victorian architecture all along the way.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
        2. Aarey Milk Colony to Goregaon- <\/span><\/span><\/b>Surrounded by Aarey forests, this is a perfect getaway for cyclists who wish to enjoy the green cover. You can also carry your breakfast along with you!<\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
        3. Uttan to Manori- <\/span><\/span><\/b>It is a great cycling route, full of picturesque landscape. One of the biggest advantages of taking this cycling route is that you won’t find any annoying bikers or car drivers honking around.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

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          Chennai<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

          After Mumbai, Chennai is the most cycle-friendly city in the country. If you love cycling and want to explore the bustling city in the morning, hop onto your cycle and visit these areas-<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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          1. Elliot’s Promenade-<\/span><\/span><\/b> If you want to have coffee or any other refreshment after cycling, you must visit this cycling route which has plenty of cafes.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
          2. Santhome to Anna Square (Marina Promenade)-<\/span><\/span><\/b> Covering the whole length of the Marina Beach, the promenade has a dedicated service road for walkers and cyclists, making it the best cycling route in Chennai.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n\t
          3. Parry’s Corner to Madras University through Napier Bridge<\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

            After Marina Promenade this is one of the most preferred routes for cycling. Its roads are wide and the entire stretch gives off a great historical vibe.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            Now that you know all the routes, hop onto your cycle and ride on these routes. You can also share the best cycling routes in your city. Happy cycling!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Mr. Pankaj Munjal, President AICMA","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"9","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2020-12-10 06:13:35","updated_at":"2020-12-21 13:35:14"},{"id":11,"image":"5fabdae04b88ffzkOHq4xQ7.jpeg","banner_image":"5fd70b491084ciKVw9Kohpq.jpeg","title":"Why now is a great time to start cycling?","slug":"why-now-is-a-great-time-to-start-cycling","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

            In the last five months, we all have been cooped up inside our homes. Right from making Dalgona coffee to curating scrumptious meals, most of us haven’t been able to take care of our bodies as we would like to. With hitting the gym being out of question, it is time to look at the latest trend - Cycling.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            Although, you don’t really need a reason to start pedaling, but we’ll give you 5 reasons why right now is the best time to get your bicycle out of the garage!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            1. A Productive Hobby!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            Working from home is the new normal. Although a lot of us might have gotten into our comfortable bubbles, we still need something to kill all the extra time we have on our hands. Cycling is a truly great activity which helps reduce stress.  By making time for cycling, we bet you are going to feel happy.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            2. Pedal up for Health!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            There are several studies which back up the idea that cycling keeps one physically active and mentally strong. If you are one of those people who are tired of working out at home, you should definitely indulge in this activity. All you have to do is make time and within a few days, you will feel stronger and calmer. 20 minutes of cycling a day also burns a significant amount of calories and if you are still not convinced, cycling improves your sleep cycle as well!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            3. Commuting Made Easy!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            If you are someone who live near your workplace, you can definitely pick up your bicycle to commute to work.  It’ll not only make your travel safer by helping you distance socially but also help you cut down on the ever increasing fuel prices. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            4. Flaunt Those Accessories!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            Once you have bought your cycle, you can bring up your style quotient by investing in some pretty cool accessories. We, at Hero Cycles, offer you a wide range of accessories such as safety light, helmet, saddle cover, reflective jacket and much more to make your riding experience smooth and easy.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            5. Save the environment!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            We all noticed how during the lockdown, the nature healed. We all heard the clear sounds of the birds chirping on our windows while the sky above looked beautiful in the purest shade of blue. Considering how lockdown restrictions are slowly easing down, you can dwell on the idea of riding a bicycle to work or to run errands. Cycling is known to considerably reduce Carbon Footprints.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            We have given you ample number of reasons on why right now is the perfect time for you to start cycling. Surf through our website and pick out a bicycle that suits you the best. Happy riding!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Mr. Pankaj Munjal, President AICMA","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"9","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2020-11-11 12:36:48","updated_at":"2020-12-21 13:38:43"},{"id":10,"image":"5fd1bd59cb2a7DjMzTSFox8.jpeg","banner_image":"5fd70b6bf396570MM9x9Y6N.jpeg","title":"Go cycling: Choose to get fit the right way","slug":"go-cycling-choose-to-get-fit-the-right-way","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

            COVID-19 has held us hostage inside our homes. While some people preferred to make the most of their free time by cooking or cleaning their homes, others worked on their fitness. If you are one of those people who have compromised on their physical health in the past few months, we suggest you skip that online workout video and go out cycling. Cycling helps you to rejuvenate your mind and strengthen your body. Studies across the world have shown that by including cycling in your schedule, you can also get back in shape in a much faster and healthier way. We have listed down 5 ways how cycling helps you to stay healthy.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            1. Set Fitness Goals<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            Let’s be real. We have all, at some point of time, binge watched our favourite series\/movies after work and gobbled down packets of chips, ice cream tubs and what not. Now that you have realized that you are not as fit and fine as you used to be, the first step towards getting your desired body is to set realistic goals on how far you can go in a month.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            2. Breakfast Comes First<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            Yes, you heard that right! Before you get on the cycle in the morning, have a healthy breakfast. If you don’t feel hungry, you can divide your breakfast into two parts- eat the first portion before cycling and the second portion after you are done. This will keep your energy level up.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            3. Keep the Veggies Coming<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            If you truly want to get healthy from within, start including more vegetables and lean protein in your diet. You will come to value the magic behind those leafy veggies and protein laden food during cycling. By consuming them, you will feel energetic and active throughout the day.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            4. Speed Matters<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            If you want to burn fat or build more muscle, you need to ride at a pace that gives you a heart-rate between 68 to 79 percent of your maximum heart rate. While you can measure your heart rate with your smart watch or an app on your phone, if you don’t want to use these, just make sure that by the end of the ride, you are out of breath yet are able to talk.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            5. Get a good night’s sleep<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            Sleep is the unsung hero when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Not many people realise the importance of sleep and how it helps in keeping a check on your overall well-being. 8 hours of sleep helps your body to repair and build muscles. This in turn gives your body the strength to carry out functions. Overall, a good night’s sleep helps you to stay active- mentally and physically.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            Now that you know that cycling can help you lose weight, go and get a bicycle. Hero Cycles offers a wide range of cycles for men, women and children. Depending on your preference, you can choose your right fit and cycle your way to a fitter you. Happy riding!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

            The end.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Mr. Pankaj Munjal, President AICMA","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"9","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2020-11-06 07:53:16","updated_at":"2020-12-21 13:36:32"},{"id":9,"image":"5fd1bd9e6a0f0iMN71zmrsL.jpeg","banner_image":"5fd70b8ba10e3qf8L6AFiN0.jpeg","title":"Benefits of Cycling","slug":"benefits-of-cycling","event_cat_id":1,"description":"

            Remember your childhood days when you pedalled around in your neighbourhood lanes on your bicycle? Those were indeed the best days. While we all know that cycling keeps you physically active, not many people are aware about its indirect benefits. We are here to give you reasons to rekindle your romance with your cycle. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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            1. Pedal up to Reduce Health Risks<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b> <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

              With no signs of gyms opening up in the near future, you can opt for cycling. It not only burns your body fat, but is also known to considerably reduce the risk of Diabetes, Obesity and other Cardiovascular diseases. Start your fitness journey with Hero’s range of City Cycles.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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              1. Cycle More to Muscle Up!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

                Apart from burning fat, cycling helps you build healthy muscles and bones especially around the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves. Who needs a gym when you can explore your city with the Hero cycles<\/i> and build strong muscles?<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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                1. Pedal up for Mental Strength<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

                  The Covid-19 has left our work-life balance haywire. It is important to balance our personal and professional life and not doing so leaves us stressed. One of the key benefits of cycling is that it helps to reduce stress levels. It also eases anxiety and helps improve the overall state of mind.  If you are looking for a bicycle to ease your mind as well as help everyone around you achieve peace, you can choose from a wide range of Hero Cycles for boys<\/i>, Hero Cycles for men<\/i>, Girls Bicycles<\/i> and Women’s Cycles<\/i>.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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                  1. Boost Up Personal Fuel Savings!  <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

                    For a lot of people, a large chunk of their salary is spent on traveling to their workplace. It is known that <\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span>the middle income households in India approximately spend 73% of their daily income to purchase a gallon (3.76 litres) of petrol. <\/span><\/span><\/span>We can cut down our travel expenses by switching to cycling. Studies have shown that cycling can lead to <\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span>27 billion rupees. Save big with the wide range of Hero Cycles.<\/i><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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                    1. Cycle More to Save Travel Time <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

                      Apart from saving travel expenses, cycling also helps us to save travel time. Remember being stuck in traffic for hours? It is time to take out your bicycle to carry out daily errands. If you don’t have one, now is the best time to invest in a bicycle.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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                      1. Cycling Creates Little Geniuses! <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

                        Investing in Kids’ Bicycle<\/i> will make them mentally fit and physically active. One of its benefits has been noted in children. Children who ride to school\/college are known to have improved efficiency. 28% students have recorded improved attendance in schools while 58% of students have shown remarkable progress in academic performance. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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                        1. Cycle for a Greener Future!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/b><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/li>\r\n<\/ol>\r\n\r\n

                          Cycling is known to reduce the<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span> carbon footprint of an individual. With cars bellowing pollutants into the air, it is only fair to think about switching to cycling. With this step, 1 million tonnes of carbon emissions can be reduced. Be an environmental warrior and<\/span><\/span><\/span> save mother earth with<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span> Hero cycles<\/i>.<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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                          From economy to environment and everything in between, cycling makes life better and more fun! It’s time to pick out a bicycle from the Hero Cycles<\/i> range and explore your city and neighbourhood. <\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

                          Happy Cycling!<\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/span><\/p>","short_description":null,"author":"Mr. Pankaj Munjal, President AICMA","status":1,"is_featured":1,"event_order":"8","is_deleted":0,"created_at":"2020-11-04 12:13:16","updated_at":"2020-12-21 13:37:11"}]