Boris Johnson has stated that Brits are only allowed out of their homes to buy essentials, go to work if necessary, receive medical help, or for one form of exercise a day. The PM suggested walking, running, or cycling as acceptable forms of exercise. But what about motorcycle riding?
Is riding a motorcycle exercise?
Normally, riding a motorcycle is considered a form of exercise.
It is low-impact but you can burn around 600 calories an hour.
Riding a motorcycle is just like riding a bike in the way you steer and move the vehicle at slow speeds.
This makes the activity great for your core and abdominal strength.
Why can’t I ride my motorcycle during lockdown?
You might think that a solo ride following the social distancing precautions is fine, but according to the lockdown rules it isn’t.
Motorcyclists face more serious injuries and fatalities than those who drive cars.
In fact, in 2016 almost 19,300 motorcyclists were injured in reported road accidents in Britain.
Even worse, 319 of these were killed.
Riding a motorcycle when you don’t absolutely need to increases the risk of a crash, placing more pressure on the NHS.
Not only this, if you are seriously injured, you might not be attended to as promptly as you would have before the outbreak.
There is also the possibility of catching the virus while in hospital.
Also, keeping the roads empty is crucial during lockdown.
Emergency services and key workers need as little traffic as possible
Published at Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:15:00 +0000