It’s National Cycle To Work Day on 15th August. Maybe you’re a bit curious about cycling. Maybe you used to be a cyclist or you do cycle fairly regularly, but it’s a day the nation is encouraged to get on their bikes and ride. So dust off your bike and see how you fancy it.

Our route to work is a seven-minute walk, so it’s not really worth getting on my bike. But what I love to do which is a slight alternative to cycling, is do a spin class. Maybe today is the day that you try your first spin class.

If you’re London-based, Psycle London is a great place to start. We absolutely love the studio there, and there’s spin classes in gyms all over the country. Wherever you’re reading this, I’m sure there’ll be a spin class that you can get to.

So either take the real thing, or get yourself on a spin class, and feel what it’s like to be on a bike, getting fresh oxygenated blood pumping through the body and Neurogenesis – the creation of new brain cells through exercise.

Lots of energy, lots of vitality, and feeling really good about getting the heart rate up. And of course, if you’re cycling, you’re actually getting yourself from A to B.

I know a lot of people that cycle, it’s actually quicker than the bus or train. Go and get the benefits of cycling – enjoying yourself in the open air, and actually moving your legs and getting the blood moving around the body.

Get on the bikes, give it a try, go ride!

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Leanne Spencer is an entrepreneur, coach, TEDx Speaker, author of Remove the Guesswork, and founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. Bodyshot is a health and fitness consultancy that helps busy professionals get more energy by removing the guesswork around their health, fitness and nutrition. Visit or email [email protected] to register your interest in our services and connect with us on FacebookInstagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


  • Leanne is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. She delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight', is the author of bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine', and hosts a podcast called ’Remove the Guesswork‘. Leanne is the founder of Bodyshot Performance, an award-winning health and wellbeing company. Bodyshot Performance work with businesses of up to 500 people who want to create a culture of energy, vitality and performance through the business and position wellbeing as a competitive advantage. Bodyshot intersect the latest science and technology to provide unique solutions to the challenge of wellbeing in the workplace that have a direct impact on the bottom line. Our clients have won awards for wellbeing and recognise it directly improves employee engagement and retention and attracts talent into the business.  We also work with chronically stressed or burned out professionals to get you back in control of your health and able to do the things you want to do in life. My expertise is around health, fitness and wellbeing, specifically focusing on sleep, mental health, energy, body composition, digestion and fitness. I host a popular podcast on iTunes called ’Remove the Guesswork ‘, and in November 2016 I delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight'. I’m the author of the bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine' and I regularly speak to corporates on health and wellbeing. My personal values are to live truthfully, considerately and to "suck all the marrow out of life" as Thoreau said. I support the charity Diversity Role Models which works to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. I recently completed the world’s toughest ski race to raise £10,125 for Alzheimer's Research as my father-in-law was profoundly ill with Alzheimers, and I am on a constant mission to find ways to live in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. I love sport, fitness, reading, gardening, business, podcasting, and being with my cat and our scampish little rescue dog, Kami from Romania.