In the last decade we’ve seen a growth in Muslims taking up cycling, partly down to the birth of inclusive cycling groups.
Brothers on Bikes (BoBs) are just one of these groups that are changing the cycling game for Muslim brothers. They are a friendly bunch with members throughout the UK! Their aim is to share the love of cycling with other brothers from all faiths and help those looking to start or get back into the sport.
BoB was formed in 2015 and since then have attracted more than 550 members offering a wide range of rides, including weekly club rides, training rides and several club and open events.
If you want to get (or already are) into cycling for fitness, commuting, socialising, racing or just for the coffee & cake – you can join the Brothers on Bikes.
The benefits of cycling
The benefits of cycling are almost as endless as the country lanes you could soon be exploring. If you’re considering taking up cycling, and weighing it up against other potential activities, then BoBs want you to know that cycling is hands down the best option.
There are so many ways that cycling can boost your mood: there’s the release of adrenaline and endorphins, and the improved confidence that comes from achieving new things such as completing a sport or getting closer to a goal.
Cycling combines physical exercise with being outdoors and exploring new views. You can ride solo – giving you time to process worries or concerns, or you can ride with a group that broadens your social circle.
The value of any club is its members and the experience they bring to help us all strive to be better, stronger, faster, fitter and safer!
Adam Khan, who has been a member of BoBs for two years said: “I enjoy the social aspect, the intensity, the group riding to different cities like Birmingham and Skegness.
“Cycling is a really good workout especially for your legs and it helps building stamina and the beautiful views are the added bonus.”
Riding with a cycling club for the first time can sound & seem daunting at first, but BoBs offer friendly advice and support in a relaxed and supportive environment.
They help you know what to carry with you, how to ride in a group safely, simple maintenance advice and the importance of coffee & cake stops when riding.
They are fully affiliated with British Cycling and have possibly the coolest jerseys out there.