Trail Riding - Health and Wellbeing

Trail Riding has significant physical and mental health benefits for those who participate in this historic pastime. As the second most vulnerable user group on sealed roads, unsealed roads also offer motorcyclists an environment where road traffic speeds are much lower and road traffic accidents are almost zero.

Physically fit

According to government data physical inactivity is associated with 1-in-6 deaths in the UK and estimated to cost the country £7.4bn per year. 

It recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise or a combination of both per week to remain healthy.  

In a single average trail ride of 360 minutes a rider achieves 118% of the recommendation for moderate exercise AND 78% of the recommended level of vigorous exercise!

Trail Riding is active and sustainable travel.  

98% report physical health benefits as a result of Trail Riding


Mentally fit

When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, the data is even more startling, with a report by Mental Health Foundation and the London School of Economics and Political Science putting the cost to the UK economy at £117.9bn annually.

Independent research by both Mental Health Motorcycle and the TRF shows that the NHS ‘Five steps to mental wellbeing’ are all achieved through Trail Riding.

  • Be physically active
  • Connect with other people
  • Learn new skills
  • Give to others
  • Pay attention to the moment

Trail Riding is active and sustainable travel.  

99% report mental healt benefits as a result of Trail Riding



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