In Norfolk, some associations and groups have dedicated their time and energy towards advocating for safer hiking and cycling routes. These associations and groups have embraced the many benefits that come with hiking and cycling, both to the individuals involved and to society at large. Some of the benefits that come with these activities are as follows.
Promotes Good Health
The world today is sedentary, and most people rarely get a chance to walk or do any kind of exercise. This exposes them to sedentary diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Encouraging people to hike or cycle in the village is one of the ways to get them active and fit. Undoubtedly, it is also good for mental health because it exposes people to fresh air and some sun that helps with lighting up their mood.
Encourages Bonding in the Community
Cycling and hiking are interesting ways that community members can use to bond. They can hold events and activities such as cycling competitions or a hike along a trail as a way of getting to know each other better. These activities can be regularly planned, so that community members have something that brings them together.
When people embrace cycling or walking as a way of moving, the rate of pollution goes down. There is a lot of harmful gases that are released into the environment when people resort to driving fuel guzzlers. When these associations and groups push for hiking and cycling, it opens up ways to reduce pollution caused by fuel emissions.
Hiking and cycling opens up closed spaces and paths that could otherwise be used by thugs as a hideout. If the community makes it a point to clear these spaces and make them busy spaces where people can cycle and hike, then it will end up boosting the security of the area.